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Over 200 businesses in Orange County may raise minimum wage to $14.90

By Heather Leah, January 7 2020 A nonprofit announced Tuesday that hundreds of businesses in Orange County may increase their minimum wage to $14.90 in 2020. The Orange County Living Wage coalition, or OCLW, works with participating businesses to promote higher salaries for their employees. Over 200 locally-owned companies have voluntarily joined the OCLW certification program since it began in 2015. OCLW defines a "living wage" as "the minimum income a worker needs to cover his or her most basic needs – rent, utilities, food, transportation, childcare – freed of any form of governmental assistance." Minimum wage in North Carolina is ...