News
SFA Annual Subscription
Easter Holidays 2011
IBEC and ICTU agree protocol for the Orderly Conduct of Industrial Relations in the Private Sector
Jury Service Leave
GreenBusiness.ie
Expressions of Interest for the Internship Development Programme
Rest break exemption under the OWT Act
Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010
New SME Electricity Products
Events
SFA National Small Business Awards 2011 - Winners Annouced
 
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SFA FREE Speed-Networking Event
 
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Creating Publicity for Your Business Seminar
An Post Direct Marketing Awards
Useful Links
Welcome to the March News Update 2011

This News Update is packed with practical information and aims to assist SFA members in running your business.  It also includes information on forthcoming SFA member events.  If you would like to give feedback on this News Update please email aisling.igoe@sfa.ie.  Your feedback is appreciated.

The SFA / Vodafone Speed Networking Evening is taking place on Wednesday,30th March 2011 in Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport, Baskin Lane, Co Dublin.  Places are limited so book your place to avoid disappointment by clicking here.

Topics covered in this edition include the SFA Annual Subscription which falls due for renewal now, Easter Holidays 2011, the renewed published Protocol by IBEC to ensure that disputes in the private sector are dealt with in an orderly manner and an employers obligations to employees who have been called for Jury Service.

Also covered is how the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a resource efficiency service to businesses, the recently announced Internship Development Programme, a rest break exemption under the OWT Act, implications for employers as a result of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 and how ESB have launched a range of new competitively priced products for SME’s.

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


Kind regards

Avine McNally
SFA Acting Director

SFA Annual Subscription
SFA membership is an important asset to your business...
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Easter Holidays 2011

Easter Monday falls on Monday, 25th April and is a public holiday.  A public holiday is a...


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IBEC and ICTU agree protocol for the Orderly Conduct of Industrial Relations in the Private Sector
IBEC has published the terms of the renewed protocol, negotiated with ICTU, to govern...
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Jury Service Leave
The Juries Act, 1976 places a civic duty on individuals to provide jury service when chosen to do so by random selection.  The Act has...
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GreenBusiness.ie
The Environmental Protection Agency is offering a resource efficiency service to businesses...
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Expressions of Interest for the Internship Development Programme
In Budget 2011 the Government announced that it would be introducing an Internship Development Programme specifically aimed at...
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Rest break exemption under the OWT Act
The Organisation of Working Time Act (Records) (Prescribed form and exemptions) Regulations (2001) place a number of obligations on employers in respect of recording employees' working hours...
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Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010
The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, came into effect on 1st January 2011.  The Act establishes a...
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New SME Electricity Products
As energy costs are one of the largest business costs faced by many firms, the ESB has launched...
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