Monday, January 31, 2011

New Minimum Wage and Existing Employees

Are you an existing employee on the old Minimum Wage rate? Has your employer attempted to lower your hourly rate from E8.65 to the new national minimum wage of E7.65?

In some cases your employment contract or terms of employment will say that you are paid at the
“prevailing National Minimum Wage hourly rate”. Where this is the case, an employer may reduce your
pay in line with the minimum wage rates. In other cases there may be a provision in the contract that
provides for a reduction in pay.

Where this is not the case, and you are on the previous minimum rate of €8.65 per hour, your employer
cannot reduce it without your agreement, as this would change the terms of your contract of employment.

Find out more on the National Employment Rights Authority Website.


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