Pay and Benefits

SFA Guideline on Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage Act was introduced into Ireland in 2000 to lay down how the minimum wage would operate in Ireland. The minimum wage in Ireland as of 1 January 2017 is €9.25 per hour. The Act modifies all existing contracts of employment, collective agreements or legislative provisions insofar as they provide for less favourable remuneration than is provided for by the Act. Thus, for example, the Act raises all .. Read more

SFA Guideline on the Payment of Wages

The SFA have produced a guideline on the Payment of Wages. The method of wage payment and the regulation of circumstances in which employers may make deductions or receive payments from employees wages are governed by the Payment of Wages Act, 1991. The Act covers .. Read more

Sectoral Employment Orders

In September 2017, the first Sectoral Employment Order was issued for the Construction Sector and in March 2018, an SEO was issued for the mechanical engineering building services contracting sector, more commonly referred to as plumbers and pipefitters. As of 1 September 2019, the SEO for the Electricial Contracting Sector was issued and from 1 October the new pay rates for the Construction Sector take effect. These are legally binding documents in line with the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 and apply to all three sectors. .. Read more

Company Cars

This report has been compiled for the purpose of providing employers with up-to-date information on all aspects of dealing with company travel for employees. It is a comprehensive study, which combines statistical data with company policies and government guidelines. For the purposes of this .. Read more

Sample Company Mobile Phone Policy

Company phones enable employees to communicate promptly and provide an efficient service to their clients/customers/suppliers. In order to ensure that maximum benefit is derived from company phones it is necessary for the company to have a code of practice, which regulates and sets down specific rules for the use .. Read more