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New Early Learning and Childcare Workers Employment Regulation Order

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Emer Higgins TD, signed two new EROs increasing the minimum hourly ...
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New Security Industry Employment Regulation Order 

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Emer Higgins TD, has confirmed that she will sign a new ...
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Extension of Parent’s Leave and Benefit  

Employees who are parents are entitled to avail of parent’s leave with protection of employment. The leave must be taken ...
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Are you eligible for free travel from 29 July?

From 29 July 2024, you’ll qualify for the Free Travel Scheme, if you are aged over 17 and under 66 ...
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Child Maintenance – Reform

Child Maintenance System Reform Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, TD, announced changes to the social welfare means test which disregards ...
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CWPS – Contruction Workers Sick Pay Trust

Due to a very recent Labour Court recommendation, the Construction Workers Sick Pay Trust and CWPS Trustee Board ratified a ...
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ERR – Extension of Service for Compliance 

Revenue has confirmed that they have extended their ERR Service for Compliance until the end of 2024. This means Revenue ...
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Applications for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance open from 12 June 2024.

Many families get the payment automatically, so don’t need to apply. But, if you don’t get the Back to School ...
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INTERESTING READ – €1,000 Lesson on Fair Dismissal Procedures

In this recent case, the complainant’s former employer was ordered to pay €1,000 compensation due to the dismissal process followed ...
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Automatic Enrolment (Auto-Enrolment) – Update

The Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings Systems Bill 2024 was published by the Minister for Social Protection on 5th April and ...
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Domestic Violence Leave

Domestic Violence Leave is part of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023. Any employee who has experienced ...
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Are you a Farmer!

the deadline to apply for the Basic Income Support for Sustainability Scheme (BISS) is 15 May 2024. 📅 BISS gives farmers money to ...
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Electric Vehicle Grants for Taxi’s

re you a taxi driver? If you’re interested in making the switch to an electric vehicle there is a grant ...
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Case Law: Big Fine for Not Providing Employment Documents!

A Dental Technician was awarded over €13,000 after her claims, of not being provided with written employment terms, Unfair Dismissal, ...
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School Transport

You can now apply for the School Transport Scheme for the 2024/2025 school year. The closing date for applications is Friday, ...
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Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS)

The Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) gives financial support to employers who employ people with disabilities. If you’re getting the Wage Subsidy Scheme ...
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First WRC Decision under Sick Pay Act

In this case (ADJ-00044889), Ms Karolina Leszczynska (the “Claimant”) had been employed by Musgrave Operating Partners Ireland (the “Respondent”) in ...
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Student Maintenance Grants

From January 2024, there will be an increase in the 2023/2024 SUSI maintenance grant rate. From January 2024, postgraduate students who ...
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Road Haulier Drivers – Subsistence Rates updated – December 2023

Tax and Duty Manual Part 05-02-10 - Road Haulier Drivers (Employees) - Subsistence Rates - has been updated. Tax and ...
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Civil Service Subsistence Rates – Dec 2023

Civil service subsistence rates Rates for assignments within the State Overnight allowance Rate categoryRateNormal rate€195.00Reduced rate€175.50Detention rate€97.50 Overnight allowance covers ...
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State Pension (Contributory)

State Pension Contributory) - Increase in Upper Age Limit for PRSI Exemption: From 1 January 2024, the State Pension (Contributory) ...
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Tax Free Christmas Bonus

Small Benefit Exemption From 1 January 2022, you can give employees up to two small benefits, tax free, each year. ...
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Enhanced Reporting Requirements  

With effect from 1 January 2024, employers are required to report the expenses and benefits outlined below on a real ...
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GP Visit Card Revised Income Limits

Revised Income Limits from 13th November 2023: The weekly GP Visit Card revised income limits increased on 11 September 2023 ...
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Parental Leave Case Law – Interesting Read

The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) case of Elizabeth O’Reilly v Avista CLG was brought under Section 18 of the Parental ...
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Vacant Homes Tax (VHT)

Vacant Homes Tax (VHT) is an annual tax that applies to residential properties in use as a dwelling for less ...
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Employed OR Self Employed?

Supreme Court judgement delivered in The Revenue Commissioners v. Karshan (Midlands) Ltd. t/a Domino’s Pizza On 20 October, the Supreme ...
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Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2023

The following minimum hourly rates of basic pay will apply in the sector from 18th September 2023 to 4th August ...
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Budget 2024 – Employment Law

National Minimum Wage (NMW) The NMW will increase by €1.40 from €11.30 to €12.70 per hour in respect of hours ...
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Budget 2024 – Social Protection/Social Welfare

PRSI All PRSI contribution rates will be increased by 0.1% from 1 October 2024. Social Welfare Payments The following changes ...
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Budget 2024 – Personal Tax

Rent Relief The rent tax credit, which was introduced in 2023 for tax years 2022 to 2025, for those renting ...
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Budget 2024 – Taxation

Tax Rates and SRCOPs There has been no change to tax rates for 2024. The standard rate will remain at ...
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Employment Regulation Order (ERO) for the Security Industry – From 4th September 2023

A new ERO for the security industry came into effect on 4th September 2023 and provides for the following minimum ...
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Enhanced Reporting Requirements (ERR)

From 1 January 2024, where an employer makes one or more of the following payments in relation to expenses to ...
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Excise Duty on Petrol & Diesel to increase from 1st September

For further information https://www.revenue.ie/en/tax-professionals/tdm/excise/excise-duty-rates/energy-excise-duty-rates.pdf
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St. Patrick’s Day 2023 – What are my Public Holiday Entitlements?

What is a public holiday? A public holiday is nationally recognised day when most businesses and other institutions are closed. ...
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Benefit in Kind (BIK) on company cars will be calculated with CO2 Emissions

Benefit in Kind (BIK) - Company Cars From 1st January 2023 Section 6 of Finance Act 2019 introduced a new ...
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Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

Overview The TBESS was introduced to support businesses with increases in their electricity or natural gas (energy) costs. Your business ...
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Reform of the State Pension System in Ireland

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, has announced a series of significant reforms to the State Pension System from ...
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