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Labour Court – Virtual Courtroom Hearings

The Labour Court have advised that all hearings scheduled for the weeks beginning January 4 and January 11, 2021 are re-designated as online remote hearings in a virtual courtroom owing to Level 5 restrictions.

National Minimum Wage to increase on 1st January 2021

The national minimum hourly rate will become €10.20 on 1 January 2021.

Notice to sign Order to increase pay for Contract Cleaning Services

Minister for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English TD, indicated his intention to sign an Employment Regulation Order (ERO) for the Contract Cleaning Industry, which provides for a pay increase for the sector.

Employee Statutory Leave

The increase to Parent’s Leave and Benefit by an additional 3 weeks as announced in Budget 2021 is a very welcome extension for parents.

Consultation process underway ahead of introduction of Statutory Sick Pay in 2021

Earlier this week, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment announced that the Government had commenced a public consultation process on proposals to introduce statutory sick pay for employees.

Workplace Relations Commission - Remote Hearings

The Workplace Relations Commission has issued notice to Parties, Representatives and Stakeholders on Remote Hearings clarifying the position of the Commission.