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Plans to Increase Tax-Free Bonuses to €1,000

Currently, employees in the private sector can receive a bonus of €500 tax-free from their employers each year. Anything above this amount is subject to tax.

Minimum Wage to be Replaced by Living Wage by 2026
Plans to phase out the minimum wage in favour of the living wage by 2026 were announced by Government.
Government Initiatives to Encourage More Remote Working in Rural Communities
The Government announced new plans to help encourage greater use of remote working hubs that have been set-up across the country.
Government Guidance is Published on how to Calculate the Gender Pay Gap
Last Friday (10th May), the Department for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth published its guidance on how employers can calculate the Gender Pay Gap in their Organisation.
Minister Brings Draft Bill to Improve Work-Life Balance to Cabinet

Minister Roderic O’Gorman is bringing a draft of a new Work-Life Balance Bill before Cabinet today, aimed at providing more family friendly workplaces.

Sick Leave Bill 2022 approved by Cabinet

A first time Statutory Sick Pay entitlement for all employees moved closer to enactment with the announcement yesterday, by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD.