NEWS
 
Non renewal of fixed term contract held to be discrimination
In a recent case involving the Irish Times, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) held that a failure to renew the claimant’s fixed term contract during a period of maternity leave constituted discrimination on the grounds of family status contrary to the Employment Equality Act, 1998...
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SFA submission calls for minimum wage to remain at current level

On 9 February, the Small Firms Association made its submission to the Low Pay Commission, presenting the issues facing small businesses around the country. The submission calls for the minimum wage to remain unchanged in 2018, outlining the reasons why it is neither appropriate nor viable to increase the rate at this time... 

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Looking to attract investment? Understanding the EIIS could help

Spotlight on the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS), which provides tax relief on investments in small companies. This article provides information on the scheme and advice on how to avail of it... 

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PWC 2016 Irish Family Business Survey
Family firms remain a vital part of Ireland's economy and are a primary source of job creation across the nation. But in spite of that, there is a distinct gap in terms of where these firms are positioned now and where they could be in the years ahead...
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Dashboard Statistics January 2017
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) Data Dashboard is a compilation of data from DJEI, CSO and other sources. The statistics selected are early indicators of change important to enterprise policy...
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TRAINING PROGRAMMES
 
Book now: Foundations in Management two-day training programme

The Foundations in Management programme is one of the most popular SFA training courses. It is perfect for those entering a management position or looking to hone their people management skills. ‘Unlock your potential’ is the SFA’s 2017 training offering and the full brochure is now available...    

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  • SFA National Small Business Showcase
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EVENTS
 
A Face in the Crowd: Identify and attract your best customers
  • 22 February
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway
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SFA Webinar - Contracts of Employment
  • 23 February
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Save the date - SFA Annual Conference 2017
  • 24 May 2017
  • RDS
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