In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription 2015
SFA Annual Conference – Video Highlights
Workplace Relations Act 2015
SFA Members Connect Area on www.sfa.ie
Public Consultation on Tax and Entrepreneurship
National Rounding Scheme to reduce small coin costs
Ibec Global Graduates
Grievance Procedures
Force Majeure Leave Refresher
New Customs Rules
Events
Dublin 2020 – European Capital of Culture Focus Group
 
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Building Your Brand – Driving Business Growth – FREE Workshop
 
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SFA Employment Law Conference 2015 – Your Essential Road Map
 
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SFA Annual Lunch – Date for your Diary
 
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Welcome to the SFA June News Update
 
Dear Member

Covered in this month's edition of the SFA news update is the Workplace Relations Act 2015, the SFA Members Connect Area on www.sfa.ie and seeking input from members on the Public Consultation on Tax and Entrepreneurship.

We also inform you about the National Rounding Scheme to reduce small coins, Ibec Global Graduates Programme, Grievance Procedures, a Force Majeure Refresher and New Custom Rules.

Also included is information on up and coming events and the SFA's activity in the media during the month of June.  You can also view the video highlights of the SFA Annual Conference "BOOST".

Please do keep us updated on any matters that concern you.

Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director
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SFA Annual Subscription 2015
 

SFA membership is an important asset to your business and if you have not already done so, could I ask you to please remit your annual subscription by return.  My sincere thanks to the many companies who have already responded with their 2015 subscriptions.  As in your own business, we are continuously...

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SFA Annual Conference – Video Highlights
 
The SFA Annual Conference entitled “BOOST” - your confidence, your team, your business, your profits” took place on Wednesday, 10th June 2015 in the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4.  The day was a great success and was attended by...
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Workplace Relations Act 2015
 
The Workplace Relations Act 2015 has been signed by the President. It is set to radically overhaul the existing employment law bodies with the objective of streamlining the adjudication of employee rights and related matters and introduces new enforcement measures for NERA.  Although enacted, the Act is yet...
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SFA Members Connect Area on www.sfa.ie
 
The SFA site now includes a major feature - “SFA Connect”.  This section is designed to bring members to the fore of the site with a member spotlight section where you can create a profile page of your business; upload a...
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Public Consultation on Tax and Entrepreneurship
 
The structure of a country’s tax system is a key factor in the ease of starting up and expanding a new business.  There are currently a number of tax expenditures in place to encourage entrepreneurial activity in the Irish economy in recognition of the role that entrepreneurs...
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National Rounding Scheme to reduce small coin costs
 
On the 17 June, the Government formally approved a national voluntary rounding scheme, with the total amount of all cash transactions being rounded up or down to the nearest 5c.  The Central Bank has confirmed that a voluntary scheme of this nature will require no...
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Ibec Global Graduates
 

The objective of Ibec Global Graduates is to provide member companies with funding and access to a talent pool of highly skilled graduates for an 18 month placement. The  aim is...

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Grievance Procedures
 
There is no legislation directly governing grievance procedures, and most grievances can be handled by the immediate supervisor without recourse to a formal procedure.  However, there are legal implications around the...
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Force Majeure Leave Refresher
 
Force majeure leave is an area of employment law that regularly throws up questions.  What is an urgent family reason?  Can force majeure leave be pre-scheduled?  What determines an...
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New Customs Rules
 
The core piece of legislation underlying all customs procedures within the European Union and for trade from the EU to other countries has been completely revised and the new rules, detailed in the new Union Customs Code, will come into force on the 1 May 2016 so companies will have to start...
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