SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition

Dear Member, 


Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine.


In this edition, we discuss the the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 which recently came into effect. It both extends the number of weeks for parental leave and the age threshold of the child.


In advance of 31 October, the SFA wants to ensure that members are prepared for Brexit. In this issue we advise members on the essential actions you can take now to ensure that you will still be able to trade with the UK after it leaves the EU.


Do your employees drive for work? There are a series of upcoming seminars from the Health and Safety Authority, Road Safety Authority and An Garda Siochana to educate employers on safe driving for work.


Irish Water have announced new business charges that will apply to both business customers and mixed-use customers who use water services for both business and domestic purposes that will come into effect on 1 May 2020.


Draft a range of highly bespoke legal documents through the SFA Affinity offer from LawOnline at a discount of 20% for SFA members.


The SFA Employment Law Conference is taking place in Limerick on 3 October and in Dublin on 10 October. We are delighted to announce we will have a representative from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) who will discuss what to expect at a WRC inspection. Bookings are now open for the SFA Annual Lunch on 15 November, book your place today. 


Facebook are hosting an event on 6 September open to SFA members, 'Level Up' is a FREE workshop and program created by minority employees at Facebook for minority-owned businesses. A free one-stop-shop event for SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, ‘Taking Care of Business’, is taking place on 2 October, in Athlone. The SFA will have a stand at this event and is looking forward to meeting members at it.


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: sven@sfa.ie or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit: www.sfa.ie.


Kind regards, 

Sven Spollen-Behrens

SFA Director

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In this issue
SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition
New changes for parental leave
Ensure you can still trade with the UK after Brexit
HSA training events on safe driving driving for employees
New water charges for businesses
Need a legal document for your business? Take advantage of our Affinity Scheme offer
SFA Employment Law Conference
Bookings now open: SFA Annual Lunch 2019
Level Up by Facebook
Taking Care of Business