Minimum Wage Increases for 2024

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 5 January 2024
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Pay, Minimum Wage

Further to the National Minimum Wage Order 2023, there has been an increase in the national minimum wage (NMW) which is applicable from 1 January 2024. 

The NMW has increased for those who are 20 or over will increase to €12.70 per hour.  This then impacts the NMW for other age groups.  Accordingly the NMWs are as follows:

  • For 19 year olds, €11.43 per hour (which is 90% of the NMW);
  • For 18 year olds, €10.16 per hour (which is 80% of the NMW); and
  • For under 18 year olds, €8.89 per hour (which is 70% of the NMW).

It is worth remembering that there are certain narrow exceptions to the application of the NMW which are outlined in the National Minimum Wage Act 2000.  The

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This article is correct at 05/01/2024

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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