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National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (from 1st January 2016) is €9.15 per hour. The National Minimum Wage applies to all employees except:

  • Employees who are in their first year of employment since turning the age of 18 (€7.32 per hour)
  • Employees who are under 18 years of age (€6.41 per hour)
  • Employees who are in their second year of employment since turning 18 (€8.24 per hour)
  • Employees who are close relatives of the employer
  • Employees undergoing structured training such as an apprenticeship (other than hairdressing apprenticeships)

Budget 2017:

It was announced that from 1 January 2017, the statutory minimum wage will increase to €9.25 from €9.15 per hour.