S.I. No. 8/2020 - National Minimum Wage Order 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 17th January, 2020.

I, REGINA DOHERTY, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (as adapted by the Social Protection (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 366 of 2017)), in exercise of the powers conferred on me, (as adapted by the Labour Affairs and Labour Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 361 of 2017));

- by subsection (1)(a) of section 10D (amended by section 28 of the Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 2019 (No. 48 of 2019)) of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 (No. 5 of 2000), and

- by section 3(1) of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 ;

having received on 10 July 2019, a recommendation made by the Low Pay Commission under subsection (1) of section 10C (inserted by section 7 of the National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 ) of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 , and having considered the recommendation, hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the National Minimum Wage Order 2020.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 1 February 2020.

2. It is hereby declared that the national minimum hourly rate of pay for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Acts 2000 and 2015 shall be €10.10.

3. The national minimum hourly rate of pay may include the following allowances:

(a) for board only, €0.90 per hour worked,

(b) for lodgings only, €23.86 per week, or €3.42 per day.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

14 January, 2020.

REGINA DOHERTY,

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).

This Order sets the national minimum hourly rate of pay from 1 February 2020 at €10.10, and the board and lodging rates as follows;

• Lodgings: €23.86 per week, or €3.42 per day.

• Board: €0.90 per hour worked.