Increase In The National Minimum Wage
Changes Regarding The National Minimum Wage
Last Month, the Low Pay Commission issued it’s recommendation for the minimum wage for 2019. The Commission proposed a 25c per hour increase on the current minimum wage to €9.80 per hour. The recommendation was accepted by Cabinet. The Increase is expected to come into effect from the 1st January 2019.
This increase comes despite the concerns of the small business community, whose costs are already rising on many fronts and may have trouble accommodating the increase in pay.
This is the third wage increase under Fine Gael’s Government, and this increase puts Ireland within the top 5 countries in the world for the highest National minimum wage.
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