Welcome to this week's edition of our SFA e-zine.
In this week’s update, we have the SFA Budget 2019 submission where we states that the government needs to focus on the small businesses in Ireland and support this important sector to allow it to fulfil its true potential.
Our HR article looks at a case where an employee failed a random drugs test and was subsequently dismissed by their employer but after an unfair dismissal claim the ruling was in favour of the employee.
The NSAI Annual Report 2017 reveals 1,490 standards for businesses, communities and individuals were published last year and you can read the highlights in our article. We are also delighted to feature the new Enterprise Ireland Brexit Tool Kit, aimed at helping businesses to achieve market diversification.
As part of SFA Affinity, each week we are highlighting some of the amazing offers available to members. This week we have an offer from our newest partner IrelandEAP as well as an upcoming webinar with them focusing on how they can support managers and employees alike.
Our Employment Law conference is going on the road again! We will be in Cork on the 26 September and in Dublin on the 10 October. Keep an eye out of our weekly emails giving you an insight into the content that will be covered during the day. This is a great conference to attend as it will not only cover legislative updates, it will also provide you with real life examples to learn from.
As always, we’d love to hear from you about any queries you may have, issues you wish to have raised with Government or other stakeholders and your ideas on how we can improve the business environment for us all. Please contact me on tel: 01 605 1602 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit: www.sfa.ie.