Ireland: Minimum Wage Adjusted for 2016

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By Jeff Florian

Jan. 6— On Jan. 1, the statutory minimum wage in Ireland rose to 9.15 euros ($10.47) per hour from 8.65 euros ($9.90). Prior to this increase, the minimum wage had not risen since 2011.

In calculating pay for the purposes of the minimum wage, employers should include basic salary, shift premiums, service charges distributed through payroll, board and lodging costs, commissions and productivity-related bonuses. Other payments, such as premiums for overtime, weekend, or holiday work and payments or benefits in kind are not considered when determining whether the minimum wage has been met.

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For more information on Irish HR law and regulation, see the Ireland primer.