Few minimum wage prosecutions for Irish firms


Few minimum wage prosecutions for Irish firms
New figures from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment reveal that there have been relatively few minimum wage prosecutions among Irish firms in recent years, indicative of the fact that most companies are not falling foul of minimum wage law.

It has been found that only five companies in total have been prosecuted for minimum wage legislation breach in the past five and a half years, and three of these cases were taken in 2002.

This can be taken as evidence of a strong level of compliance of Irish firms surrounding minimum wage obligations.

Meanwhile, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has taken nine prosecutions under the Organisation of Working Time Act since 2002, reports the Post.

In addition, there has been an increase in the overall level of complaints made to the Labour Relations Commissions and the Labour Inspectorate, which carried out over 4,220 inspections in 2005 alone.

It has been reported that Gordon Brown is considering plans to reduce the minimum wage in Northern Ireland, as well as Scotland, Wakes and the north-east of England.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

Bookmark with:
Bookmark with: Digg Digg Bookmark with: Del.icio.us Delicious Bookmark with: Reddit Reddit Bookmark with: StumbleUpon StumbleUpon Bookmark with: Google Google Bookmark with: Technorati Technorati Bookmark with: Netvouz Netvouz

See also:

Latest News:

Search News
News Front Page
Accountancy / Tax
Advertising / PR
Armed Forces
Aviation / Aerospace
Banking / Finance
Charities / Voluntary
Childcare / Youth
Construction / Property
Customer Services
Education / Training / Teaching
Emergency Services
Engineering / Electronics
Entertainment / TV / Theatre
Graduate Roles
HR / Recruitment
Health / Beauty
Hotel / Catering / Restaurants
IT / Internet
Insurance / Pensions
International / Overseas
Management / Business
Manufacturing / Industry
Media / New Media / Creative
Medical / Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Industry
Public Sector
Retail / Wholesale
Sales / Purchasing / Marketing
Science / Technology
Secretarial / PA / Admin
Skilled / Semi-skilled Manual
Transport / Logistics
Travel / Tourism / Leisure