The National Minimum Wage will increase from January 1st 2016 from €8.65 gross per working hour to €9.15 gross per working hour. The pay increase will see the lowest paid workers get a €1,014 rise before Tax over a year based on 39 hours per week.
- Employees under 18 years of age will be entitled to €6.41 (previously €6.06) per working hour
- Employees in the first year of employment that are over the age of 18 are entitled to €7.32 (previously €6.92) per working hour
- Employees in the second year of employment over the age of 18 are entitled to €8.24 (previously €7.79) per working hour
Minimum wage for trainees: Employee aged over 18, in structured training during working hours: 1st one third of course €6.86 (was €6.49), 2nd third of course €7.32 (was €6.92) and 3rd part of course €8.24 (was €7.79).