|Tuesday||Jan-01||New Year's Day|
|Monday||Mar-18||St. Patrick's Day|
|Friday||Apr-19||Good Friday||Not a public holiday. Banks are closed. Some schools and businesses may close|
|Monday||Apr-22||Easter Monday||Monday after Easter Sunday|
|Monday||May-06||May Bank Holiday||first Monday in May|
|Monday||Jun-03||June Bank Holiday||first Monday in June|
|Monday||Aug-05||August Bank Holiday||first Monday in August|
|Monday||Oct-28||October Holiday (Halloween)||last Monday in October|
|Thursday||Dec-26||St. Stephen's Day|
|Friday||Dec-27||Bank Holiday||Not a public holiday. Banks closed|
Where a fixed date public holiday falls on a weekend, there is no legal entitlement to for the next working day to be a holiday. If this happens a worker is entitled to either: A paid day off in the same month as the public holiday; An extra day of annual leave or an extra day's pay.
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Employers contribute 8.5% Class A employee PRSI on weekly earnings up to €376 and 10.75% anything above it. Majority of the workers in Ireland are considered class A workers. If they earn less than 325EUR per week, they are exempt from pension contributions, the employer will contribute on the employee’s behalf. If the employee earns between 325EUR they contribute 4% of the earnings. From 325.01EUR to 424EUR, the employees receive 12EUR credit for PRSI, which means (4% of 325.01 is 14.08EUR – 12.00EUR credit) the employee contributes only 2.08EUR. From there on, the PRSI is calculated by first finding out 1/6th of employee’s earnings above 325.01EUR, then subtracting this from 12EUR credit and calculating 4% charge on the earnings. Finally deducting the PRSI credit from PRSI charge.
For employees with weekly earnings of €356 or less, 8.5% of gross wages; for employees with weekly earnings greater than €356, 10.75% of gross wages.
There are no maximum earnings used to calculate the employer's contributions.
The employer's contributions also pay for sickness and maternity, work injury, unemployment, and adoption benefits.
For an employee who worked 13 weeks to two years -one week's notice. Between two years and up to five years: two weeks' notice.
Between five years and up to ten years: four weeks' notice.
For an employee who worked up to 15 years: six weeks' notice.
For an employee who has worked for 15 years or more: eight weeks' notice.
Advance notice time is agreed with the employer during the hiring process.
Employee is entitled to receive a payment for the annual leave time that they haven’t taken. There is no official severance payment.
Employee is entitled to 4 working weeks of vacation per year.
No official law regarding sick leave, employer can provide the employee with necessary accommodations, however he/she isn’t required to pay for the sick leave.
Expecting mothers are entitled to 42 weeks leave. 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave and 16 weeks "additional maternity leave". 2 weeks must be taken before brith, and 4 weeks must be taken after. Employers are not obligated to pay, the state provides 230 weekly - and the additonal leave is unpaid.
2 weeks of paternity leave allowed. Taken in the first 26 weeks after birth of the child
18 weeks of parental leave, taken in the first 8 years of the child's life.
Salaries are paid either on weekly or monthly basis. Employees are paid on the last day of the month for work between the first and last day of the month.
23% standard rate.
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