National Minimum Wage Act 2000

Driver Fails to Show ‘Reasonable Cause’ for 11 Month Delay in Submitting WRC Complaints

This case involved a lorry driver who brought a number (6) of complaints against his former employer, a fuel company. The complaints included unfair dismissal, organisation of working time act breaches, payment of wages, and the minimum wage. The problem he faced, however, was whether he was out of time in submitting his claims or …

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Exceptions to the 12 Months’ Service Requirement in Unfair Dismissal Claims

If you are unfairly dismissed and wish to bring a claim under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 you will need to have been employed continuously for 12 months. If you do not have 12 months’ service you cannot bring a claim for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal if you cannot clear this hurdle. That is …

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Minimum Wage Rates in Ireland-the Minimalist Guide to the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000

There’s a real sting in the tail of the legislation which provides for minimum rates of pay-the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000. That sting is that breaches of the Act are criminal offences which are punishable with hefty fines and/or prison sentences. The National Minimum Wage Act, 2000 provides for a minimum hourly rate of …

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