In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription
Absenteeism Due to Inclement Weather Conditions
Entrepreneurship Forum Report Published
EU Access to Finance Day – Conference Material
Inability to Pay Redundancy Payment
New Completion Date for Migration to SEPA Announced
Examinership ‘Lite’ – A positive option for insolvent SME Companies
Change to Rates Legislation
New DSP Provisions to ease Transition into Retirement
Eye Tests – How often are Employers Obliged to Pay for them?
Events
SFA Webinar Series – Redundancy and Alternatives
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DSP Employer Briefings on Access to Financial Support
The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, will be hosting a series of employer briefings at a number of locations around the country between...
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Building Financial Capabilities in SMEs Programme
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Taking Care of Business
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Welcome to the SFA February News Update 2014

Dear Member

In this month's issue we give advice on dealing with  Absenteeism Due to Inclement Weather Conditions, on your requirement to give employees' eyetests and outline the circumstances in which you can claim inability to pay statutory redundancy.  We welcome the publication of the Entrepreneurship Forum Report and share information on how you can access the new EU financial supports.

We outline the New Completion Date for Migration to SEPA , the Examinership ‘Lite’ amendment and new Changes to Rates Legislation, as well as New DSP Provisions to ease Transition into Retirement .

We also provide information on up and coming events including an SFA Webinar on Redundancy, SFA free Business Bytes seminar on Doing Business in China, Briefings on Access to Financial Support for hiring long-term unemployed people, training on Building Financial Capabilities in SMEs Programme and regional roadshows by 25 State Bodies on the services they provide to you, called Taking Care of Business.


Please do keep us informed of any issues that concern you.

Kind regards
Patricia Callan
SFA Director

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SFA Annual Subscription
 
SFA membership is an important asset to your business and if you have not already done so, could I ask you to please remit your annual subscription by return...
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Absenteeism Due to Inclement Weather Conditions
 
Some weather conditions have left employers questioning how to handle situations where employees are unable to attend for work due to poor weather conditions...
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Entrepreneurship Forum Report Published
 
The SFA welcomed the publication of the Entrepreneurship Forum Report launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD....
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EU Access to Finance Day – Conference Material
 
On Wednesday the 5th of February, the EU Access to Finance Conference took place. Discussed at the event was the following...
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Inability to Pay Redundancy Payment
 
Where an employer can prove to the satisfaction of the Department of Social Protection that it is unable to pay the statutory redundancy to its employees...
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New Completion Date for Migration to SEPA Announced
 
SEPA migration by Irish businesses is well advanced and it is estimated that 95% of all payments will be fully migrated to SEPA by 1st February 2014...
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Examinership ‘Lite’ – A positive option for insolvent SME Companies
 
The new Examinership legislation, sometimes referred to as Examinership ‘Lite’ to reflect its lower associated costs and its SME focus...
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Change to Rates Legislation
 
New legislation has been put forward which will see that new businesses will no longer be stuck paying rates arrears from old tenants...
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New DSP Provisions to ease Transition into Retirement
 
The Department of Social Protection has introduced a number of administrative provisions designed to ease the transition from the labour force into retirement...
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Eye Tests – How often are Employers Obliged to Pay for them?
 
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007 entitle employees to an eye and eyesight test before taking up work if it is habitual work...
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