On Friday of last week, August 25th, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment for Business, Neale Richmond, signed an Employment Regulation Order for the Security Industry.

The Order for the new ERO will become effective on September 4, 2023, and from that date workers in the sector will have a new minimum rate of pay of €12.90 per hour.

Announcing the new Employment Regulation Order, the Minister cited that approximately 16,000 workers will see their minimum rate of pay rise from €11.65 to €12.90 per hour.

Employment Regulation Orders

Employment Regulation Orders (ERO) are instruments drawn up by a Joint Labour Committee (JLC), adopted by the Labour Court, and given statutory effect by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The ERO fixes minimum rates of pay and conditions of employment for workers in specified business sectors: employers in those sectors are then obliged to pay wage rates and provide conditions of employment not less favourable than those prescribed.

Where an ERO applies, a prescribed notice must be posted up in the place of employment setting out particulars of the statutory rates of pay and conditions of employment for the sector.

An employer of workers to whom an Employment Regulation Order applies must keep records of wages, payments, etc., and must retain these records for three years.

Any breaches of an Employment Regulation Order may be referred to the Workplace Relations Commission for appropriate action.

As always if you have any questions or concerns about these changes and how they impact your business please contact our experts in Adare Human Resource Management on 01 561 3594 / 061 363 805 or email info@adarehrm.ie.