Following the recent High Court Case new proposals in relation to JLC/REA's have been made by the government:
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Following today's decision to reduce the Minimum Wage rate to €7.65. The Government has signalled that the ERO and REA rates should be reviewed. In particular the Catering,...

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Jul 27, 2009

New Catering Sector JLC


Since 29th June 09 the two Catering JLC's - Dublin/Dun Laoghaire and "Remainder of the Country" have been synchronised so that the same terms and conditions apply to catering businesses throughout the country. These JLC's apply to restaurants, some take-a-ways, café's and pubs serving food. It was originally planned to have just one JLC but plans to merge the two agreements have been temporarily postponed.

 

The major focus for many employers has been on the introduction of a new rate for Sunday work country wide, which is now Time and 1/3. However there are some other points, which have received less attention, but which we at Resolve HR feel employers should note:

 

  • Introduction of sick pay scheme for employees in business governed by the "Remainder of the Country" JLC.
  • Part Time and casual workers in business governed by the "Remainder of the Country" JLC become entitled to overtime on a daily basis. I.E any hours worked over their rostered shift or after 8 hours, whichever is longer.
  • Maximum daily rostered hours can be extended to 12 hours once the employee agrees to this extension.
  • The removal of the ratio section stipulating that the ration of trainees to trained workers had to be 1:1.

 

In particular the Sick Pay scheme has implications for employers as any employee with over two years service is now entitled to three weeks basic pay (less social welfare entitlements) as sick pay every year, with part time employees having a pro-rata entitlement. To find out more about these changes please Contact Us

Since 29th June 09 the two Catering JLC's - Dublin/Dun Laoghaire and "Remainder of the Country" have been synchronised so that the same terms and conditions apply to catering businesses throughout the country. These JLC's apply to restaurants, some take-a-ways, café's and pubs serving food. It was originally planned to have just one JLC but plans to merge the two agreements have been temporarily postponed.

 

The major focus for many employers has been on the introduction of a new rate for Sunday work country wide, which is now Time and 1/3. However there are some other points, which have received less attention, but which we at Resolve HR feel employers should note:

 

  • Introduction of sick pay scheme for employees in business governed by the "Remainder of the Country" JLC.
  • Part Time and casual workers in business governed by the "Remainder of the Country" JLC become entitled to overtime on a daily basis. I.E any hours worked over their rostered shift or after 8 hours, whichever is longer.
  • Maximum daily rostered hours can be extended to 12 hours once the employee agrees to this extension.
  • The removal of the ratio section stipulating that the ration of trainees to trained workers had to be 1:1.

 

In particular the Sick Pay scheme has implications for employers as any employee with over two years service is now entitled to three weeks basic pay (less social welfare entitlements) as sick pay every year, with part time employees having a pro-rata entitlement. To find out more about these changes please Contact Us