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From the 1st of January, 2022 the national minimum hourly rate will become €10.50. 

The following rates will apply –

Age Minimum Hourly Rate of Pay  % of National Minimum Wage
Under 18 €7.35 70%
18 years old €8.40 80%
19 years old €9.45 90%
National Minimum Wage (20+) €10.50 100%

From the 1st of January, 2022, if you receive board or lodgings, that is food or accommodation from your employer, the maximum amounts that can be included are:

  • for board only €0.94 per hour worked
  • for accommodation only €24.81 per week or €3.55 per day

The following categories of employees are excluded from the National Minimum Wage:

  • employees who are close relatives of the employer, where the employer is a Sole Trader
  • a craft apprentice within the meaning of the Industrial Training Act, 1967, or the Labour of Services Act, 1987

For more information on the National Minimum Wage, see here.