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Oct 15

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Laura Murphy

Major employment changes for Security and Contract Cleaning Industries

On 1 October 2015, two new Employment Regulations Orders(EROS) took effect in the security and contract cleaning industries affecting approximately 50,000 Irish workers.

An ERO is an agreement which sets out specific pay and working conditions for workers in specific sectors. The terms of such agreements usually go beyond basic employment legislation such as the national minimum wage.

The new EROs offers certainty to employers and employees in these sectors, following a period of confusion and uncertainty caused as a result of EROs being ruled unconstitutional in July 2011.

ERO highlights for security sector

• Minimum wage set at €10.75
• Overtime set at time and a half

ERO highlights for contract cleaning sector

• Minimum wage set at €9.75
• Overtime set at time and a half for the first four hours over 44 hours per week and double time thereafter

Bright Contracts are currently reviewing the new legislation and will be providing comprehensive, user-friendly guidance to employers in the near future.

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