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National Minimum Wage to Increase in 2021

to do listAt this time of year we often look forward to the new year. You can add this to your to do list if you are an employer. Just make sure you get it sorted in time. Bookmark this page for annual review and keep up to date on the National minimum wage, better still subscribe to our newsletter for news and information on current employment law issues affecting you.

The Low Pay Commission recommends  an increase in the National Minimum Wage. The increase in the National Minimum Wage  takes effect from 1st January .

UPDATE 2021

 

Since 1 January 2021, the national minimum wage is €10.20, see rates below.

Rates on or after January 2021
  Minimum hourly rate of pay, € % of minimum wage
National minimum wage (Aged 20 and over) 10.20 100
Aged under 18 7.14 70
Aged 18 8.16 80
Aged 19 9.18 90
Since 4 March 2019 trainee rates are abolished.

 

From 1 February 2020, the national minimum wage will increase to €10.10.

 Changes in Irish Adult Minimum Wage Rate since its Introduction
Date _________ Irish Minimum Wage
1 April 2000 - €5.58 (£4.40)
1 July 2001 - €6.00 (£4.70)
1 October 2002 - €6.35 (£5.00)
1 February 2004 - €7.00
1 May 2005 - €7.65
1 January 2007 - €8.30
1 July 2007 - €8.65
19 January 2011 - €7.65
1 July 2011 - €8.65
1 January 2016 - €9.15
1 January 2017 - €9.25
1 January 2018 - €9.55

Since 1 January 2018, under SI 440/2017, the national minimum wage for an experienced adult employee is €9.55 per hour. This replaces the below order.

Since 1 January 2017, under SI 516/2016, the national minimum wage for an experienced adult employee is €9.25 per hour.

 

Good news for employees in the Security Industry

There are proposals to introduce a new Employment Regulation Order.

The current rate is €10.75. The new rate is set to increase the hourly payment to €11.05 from the 1st April 2017, €11.35 on the 1st April 2018 and to €11.65 on the 1st  April 2019.

 

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