SECTION ONE

YOUR PAY AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

You are entitled to a written statement of your terms of employment (this includes pay, place of work) within 2 months of starting your employment.  (You are entitled to a written statement if these terms change.). You are also entitled to a contract of employment

 

You have a right to a written statement of wages each time you are paid.

 

The National Minimum Wage, which all employers (excluding family members) are obliged by law to pay is:

New Minimum Wage from the 1st of January 2007

 

Per Hour

Your situation

8:30

 

Experienced adult worker

7.47 

In the second year after the date of first employment over age 18 (whether or not the employee changes employer during the year)

6.64

In the first year after the date of first employment over age 18 (whether or not the employee changes employer during the year)

5.81

 

Under Age 18

 

If you are a worker who is not receiving the above rates contact the Youth Committee through Congress

 

NOTE: There are specific amounts for people undergoing vocational training or study during normal working hours, and/or where board (food) and lodging (accommodation) is provided.

 

The only money that can be taken out of your wages is: 

  • Tax or social insurance (PAYE, PRSI) as authorised by law;
  • other expenses can only be deducted from your wages with your agreement, unless authorised by your contract of employment.