Minimum Wage To Increase

 
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At a Glance

Effective February 1, 2020, the national minimum hourly salary will increase to EUR 10.10, up 3.06 percent from last year. For a 40-hour work week, this equals approximately EUR 404 per week / EUR 21,008 per year. Employers of foreign nationals currently on their payroll, and of those seeking to obtain or renew a work permit on or after February 1, 2020 must increase their foreign nationals' minimum salaries, if necessary, to comply with the new rule. The situation

Effective February 1, 2020, the national minimum hourly salary will increase to EUR 10.10, up 3.06 percent from last year. For a 40-hour work week, this equals approximately EUR 404 per week / EUR 21,008 per year.

A closer look

Existing, initial and renewal applications. Employers of foreign nationals currently on their payroll, and of those seeking to obtain or renew a work permit on or after February 1, 2020 must increase their foreign nationals' minimum salaries, if necessary, to comply with the new rule. Pending applications. Employers of foreign nationals with pending work permit applications as of February 1, 2020 must increase their foreign nationals' minimum salaries, if necessary to comply with the new rule. Immigration applications that do not meet the minimum wage will be rejected. Impact

Most work authorization categories in Ireland require a minimum salary that is significantly higher than the national minimum wage. Therefore, practically, this change affects only specific work authorization categories that allow the Irish minimum wage, such as the following:

Internship Employment Permit and Atypical Working Scheme Authorization; and Intra-Company Transfer and Contract for Services employment permits, where the employee's home country salary...

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