Wednesday April 1, 2020

Employers must backdate equal pay

Laws granting equal conditions to temporary agency workers come into force early next year, but they will enjoy back pay from early December, writes Nicola Cooke, Industry Correspondent.

18th December, 2011
Richard Bruton, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Employers around the country may have maintained a status quo approach to the equal pay agency workers directive, which came into effect a fortnight ago, but they face having to backdate pay when legislation published by the government last week comes into force in early 2012.

The Department of Enterprise and Innovation published the Temporary Agency Work Bill last Friday, but it will not become law for several weeks because of the Dáil Christmas recess....

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