National Minimum Wage Act 2000

F21 [ Prescription of percentages of hourly rates of pay

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15. (1) The Minister shall prescribe a percentage of the national minimum hourly rate of pay in relation to employees

( a ) who have not attained the age of 18 years,

( b ) who are 18 years of age, and

( c ) who are 19 years of age.

(2) Subject to sections 17 , 18 and 41 , an employee to whom subsection (1) relates shall be remunerated by his or her employer in respect of the employee s working hours in any pay reference period at an hourly rate of pay that on average is not less than the percentage of the national minimum hourly rate of pay prescribed under that subsection in relation to that employee.

(3) In prescribing percentages under subsection (1) , the Minister shall have regard to the condition of the labour market, the costs of employment, levels of youth employment and levels of youth unemployment.

(4) In prescribing percentages under subsection (1) , the Minister shall not prescribe a percentage that is

( a ) in the case of employees who have not attained the age of 18 years, less than 70 per cent,

( b ) in the case of employees who are 18 years of age, less than 80 per cent, and

( c ) in the case of employees who are 19 years of age, less than 90 per cent,

of the national minimum hourly rate of pay. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F21

Substituted (4.03.2019) by Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/208), s. 18(b), S.I. No. 69 of 2019.

Editorial Notes:

E28

Power pursuant to section exercised (4.03.2019) by National Minimum Wage (Prescription of percentages of hourly rates of pay) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 72 of 2019), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E29

Subcontracted posted worker provided with remedy for breach of section (27.07.2016) by European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(1)(a).