Employers in the Republic of Ireland should adjust pay rates to include the statutory minimum wage increase on January 1, says HR Team Managing Partner Breda Cullen.

The statutory minimum wage per hour has increased from €8.65 to €9.15.

Ms Cullen said employers must implement the relevant changes in their payroll departments. “It’s important that employers are aware of the increase in the minimum wage. We would urge all employers to take the appropriate steps in adjusting the salaries and wages of employees to ensure that they remain compliant with employment legislation and avoid risk.”

The national minimum wage (NMW) does not stop an employer from offering a higher wage.

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