I am a plumbing contractor and one of my employees recently approached me to say that he read somewhere that a new minimum rate of pay had come into effect for plumbers. What is he referring to and do I need to increase his hourly rate of pay? Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 April 2018
It seems your employee must have been reading the recent press coverage on the Sectoral Employment Order (Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector) 2018 being signed into law. This SEO took effect on 6 March 2018 and applies to certain categories of workers in the mechanical engineering building services sector. In particular, the SEO applies to qualified plumbers and pipefitters, and registered apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, working in this sector.
The SEO is legally binding on all employers in the sector. As such, if your employee falls within the category of
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