Sub-minimum rates for trainees under the National Minimum Wage to be abolished
 

The Employment (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act comes in to force on 4 March 2019 and it will simplify rates under the National Minimum Wage Act.

 

Currently the National Minimum Wage Act allows for lower rates to be paid known as sub-minimum rates for young people and trainees who are on a structured training or directed study subject to various criteria and can apply to employees on structured training who under 18 and over 18 years of age.

 

As of 4 March these trainee sub-minimum rates will be abolished and a new simplified version of the various National Minimum Wage rates will apply as outlined in the table below:

 

Age

Amount

% of the National Minimum Wage

Experienced Adult

€9.80

100%

19 years

€8.82

90%

18 years old

€7.84

80%

Under 18

€6.86

70%

 

In the meantime if you have any specific concerns or questions please contact SFA Executive, Helen Quinn on 01 605 1668 or at helen.quinn@sfa.ie or visit the advice section of our website.

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