Category: Payment of Wages

  • New Law on Tipping Starts on 1st December 2022

    There is a new law coming into effect on 1st December 2022. The act is The Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022 and makes provision for how tips, gratuities and service charges are to be shared between employees. It amends the Payment of Wages Act 1991 and distinguishes between a mandatory charge, […]

  • Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) Replaces Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS)

    The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) introduced by the government on 26th March 2020 is now coming to an end on 31st of August 2020. It will be replaced by the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which will run until 31st March 2021. Under the EWSS employers will be able to seek wage subsidies for […]

  • €65,000 Termination Payment to Employee Not Exempt from Tax-Tax Appeals Commission Decides

    Imagine this. You receive €65,000 on the termination of your employment, and you believe it is tax free. Then, the Revenue Commissioners come calling and they claim the payment is taxable. And they decide that, yes, it is taxable and raise an estimate for the taxation. Lately, I have a lot of employees coming to […]

  • COVID-19/Coronavirus-7 Employment Law Pay Scenarios

    Will you be paid if public transport is shut down due to Coronavirus/Covid-19?  Will you be paid if the schools close and you have to mind children at home?  Will you be paid if you have to self isolate? These are some of the questions touching upon employment law which are causing workers a great […]

  • Year End Bonuses in the Workplace-the Essentials

    Disputes and rows often flare up around bonuses at the end of the year. Disappointment and a sense of  betrayal are sentiments felt by employees when they discover they are not going to receive the expected bonus. Not only is the bonus expected but there is a feeling, quite rightly, that it may well have […]