Know Your Rights: Changes To Minimum Wage For People Under 18

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Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…

Question: What are the recent changes to the minimum wage? 

Answer: The national minimum wage has not changed and is still €9.80 for adult workers over 18.

However, from 4 March 2019, the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 abolished training rates.

These were minimum rates which applied to employees aged over 18 undergoing a course of structured training or directed study.

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The Act also simplifies sub-minimum rates based solely on age from March 2019. See table below for the rates on or after 4 March 2019.


Further information is available from the Citizens Information Centre below.

• Contact us in Tralee on Tel: 0761 07 7860 Killarney 0761 07 7820, Listowel 0761 07 7840 Kenmare 0761 07 7810, & Caherciveen 0761 07 7780. Outreach Services; Killorglin weekly, Dingle monthly, please call Tralee for more information.

Information is also available online at and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000

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