The legislation providing for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme was enacted on 27th March 2020. We have highlighted the main elements of the legislation and made further observations on the scheme. To read more, click here.
The Government announced a Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme on 24 March 2020. This replaces the previous COVID-19 refund scheme, which provided for a special support payment of €203 per week (for up to 6 weeks) in respect of workers who were temporarily laid off as a result of COVID-19. The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme will be available to employers whose business activities are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic where employers want to retain employees on their payrol