MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County passed a resolution to raise the pay of all county workers to $15 per hour, Mayor Lee Harris announced.
All full-time employees were already at a minimum of $15 per hour after a resolution under former Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
“The same reasons used to lift the wages for the full-time workers can be applied to our temporary employees,” Harris said in a statement. “This is an important statement of commitment to pay our employees, even those who are not full-time.”
The pay increase will go in effect by the end of the year.
Harris said there will be no need to adjust their current budget.