With the phased re-opening of workplaces due to commence from today, Monday 18th May, many employers may be thinking of how to go about taking back some or all of their employees, and whether they can avail of the TWSS. The answer is yes you can: if an employee was temporarily laid off and their employment ceased as a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis, the employer can re-hire and avail of the Wage Subsidy Scheme, provided:

  • they meet the employer qualifying criteria for the TWSS scheme;
  • the employees were previously on the employers payroll in Jan & Feb, and
  • were only removed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

In practical terms the employer must apply for the TWSS through ROS – if they haven’t already done so. Then the employer creates a new employment for the relevant employee under the same PPSN, but with a different Employment ID, and then applies the scheme for this employee on their payroll.

Should you have any queries or need assistance do not hesitate to contact us on 074 93 21420 or by email on info@mlmg.ie.