Banded Hours Bill out of touch with small businesses
 

SFA Director Sven Spollen-Behrens stated: “The so-called ‘Banded Hours Bill’ is completely out of touch with the reality facing many small businesses. Flexible work arrangements are essential in a number of sectors to meet the demands of 21st century customers. Outlawing this flexibility will wipe out many small businesses providing elderly care, for instance, as well as small retail and hospitality operators.”

 

Flexible employment suits many people at different stages of their lives, including students, parents and carers. There is a general desire amongst these groups to stay connected to the workforce, developing skills and earning, but with the option to decline shifts when they are not available.

 

“A cohort of SFA members have told us that they will not be able to operate their businesses if the Banded Hours Bill is introduced in its current form. The SFA is calling on TDs to stand up for flexibility for small firms and the people they employ around the country,” concluded Mr. Spollen-Behrens.

 

The SFA is calling on members to contact their local TDs on this issue. A draft letter for this purpose will be circulated to all members tomorrow.

 

To discuss this issue in more detail, contact Linda on 01 6051626 or linda.barry@sfa.ie.

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SFA E-zine – The Tuesday Edition
Employer wins equality case on reasonable accommodation issue
Enforcement powers under the new Data Protection Act 2018
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Banded Hours Bill out of touch with small businesses
The workplace Innovation Toolkit has been launched
Regional Business Connect Networking Event
Employee Share Ownership Day conference
SFA Affinity Scheme webinar
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