A reminder that the new National Minimum Wage has been set to commence from January 1st 2017.
The new rates are as follows
National Minimum Wage – €9.25 (Adult Rate)
- Youth rate – Under 18 – 70% of full adult rate = €6.48 per hour
- First employment over 18 – 80% of full adult rate = €7.40 per hour
- Second year in employment – 90% of full adult rate = €8.33 per hour
This rate means that by law, no person under 20 years of age is entitled to earn the €9.25 N.M.W, an acknowledgement that younger or inexperienced staff require a greater level of supervision and training than those staff with greater maturity and work experience. #The NMW does not cover additional premium for Sunday workers, this is covered by the Organisation of Working Time Act.
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