Barrington Town Council votes to raise minimum wage

Barrington Town Hall
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BARRINGTON, R.I. (WLNE)- The Barrington Town Council voted to raise minimum wage at a meeting earlier this month.

All town employees will earn at least $15 per hour, rather than the state’s minimum of $12.25.

The increase passed with a vote of 4-1 in favor at the Council’s December 6 meeting.

Human time and effort is worth at least $15 an hour,” said Councilor Jacob Brier.

Barrington residents will have to pay an additional total of $30,000 in taxes, according to the Council.

The increase will go into effect on July 1, 2022.

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