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Minimum Rate of Pay to rise with effect from February 1st 2020

The national minimum wage will increase from €9.80 per hour to €10.10 with effect from 1st February 2020. Employers should note that the minimum wage for all ages of work with effect from 1st February 2020 will be as follows: National Minimum Wage (Age 20 and over) = €10.10. Aged 19 = €9.09. Ages 18 


Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) will replace the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from 1st September 2020. The EWSS provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of paid and eligible employees on the employer’s payroll. To qualify for the scheme, an employer must be able to demonstrate that: their business will experience

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Update on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) has been extended to 31st August 2020. Revenue will continue to administer the scheme reimbursing employers for subsidy amounts paid to eligible employees, notified to Revenue via the payroll process. Employers Eligibility The eligibility criteria to continue participating within the scheme or to now join the scheme remains unchanged.


Getting Back to Work – Steps for Employers and Workers to Reduce Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in the Workplace

Any decisions to re-open a workplace must be in done in compliance with the Government and public health advice. Employers, in consultation with the nominated worker representative(s), must take the following steps: Develop and/or Update the COVID-19 Response Plan. Develop or amend policies and procedures for prompt identification and isolation of workers who may have

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COVID-19Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) – Operational Phase

The Operational Phase applies to any TWSS submissions submitted to Revenue on or after 4th May 2020. The Operational Phases ensures that the Subsidy paid to employers will be based on each individual employee’s Average Revenue Net Weekly Pay (ARNWP) and the gross pay as reported by the employer in the payroll submission, subject to

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Lay Off, Short- Time Working & Redundancy

What is Lay – Off? A lay-off situation arises if your employer: Is unable to provide work for you, Believes this is a temporary situation and, Gives you notification of the lay off before the work finishes. It may be a case that your employer may have had to close their business due to COVID-19

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E-Working and Home Workers

eWorking is where your employee works: at home on a full- or part-time basis part of the time at home and the remainder in the normal place of work. eWorking involves: logging onto a work computer remotely sending and receiving email, data or files remotely developing ideas, products and services remotely. Equipment and facilities You

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What to do if you are a student who has lost your job because of COVID-19

If you are a student who has lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Depending on your means, you may also be entitled to Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) Supplements. If you are a full-time student with a part-time job in the evenings or at weekends, you can

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An UPDATE in relation on COVID- 19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Eligibility

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is an emergency payment of €350 per week introduced by the Government for a 12 week period and intended to compensate those workers whose employers cannot retain them on their payroll. The payment will also be made to people who are self-employed but whose trade has temporarily ceased. You are eligible to

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Payment of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment by Employers

Revenue has worked closely with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to provide an option for employers to make a payment of €203 per week to their employees through the normal payroll process who are temporarily laid off die to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The amounts paid to employees under the scheme

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What the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is

The COVID – 19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and self-employed people who are unemployed or who have their hours of work reduced during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This includes people who have been put on part-time or casual work. The payment has a simple one-page application form and will be paid for