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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

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Employers and Employees

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are introducing measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 3 major changes have been announced: the current 6-day waiting period for Illness Benefit will not apply to anyone who has COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or is in medically-required self-isolation. the personal rate of Illness Benefit

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Coronavirus & the Workplace

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. Public health authorities around the world are taking action

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Company Director Requirements

Every company is required to have two directors. There is one exception to this, that being a Private Company Limited by Shares (LTD). This company type can have a single director if so desired. However, a separate Company Secretary is required. All other company types must have two directors – Public Companies, DACs (Designated Activity

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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 

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Do you want to give your employees a tax free bonus?

You can give employees a small benefit of up to €500 in value, tax free each year. This benefit must not be in cash. If more than one benefit is given in a year, only the first one qualifies for tax free status. Unused allowance amounts cannot be carried over. Tax free vouchers or benefits

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Annual Leave Entitlements

All employees, whether they are full-time, part-time, temporary or casual, earn annual leave entitlements from the time they start work. Most employees are entitled to four weeks’ paid annual leave per leave year, although an employee’s contract could give greater rights. Calculating Annual Leave Under Section 19 (1) of The Organisation of Working Time Act, you are