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SFA Annual Subscription 2015
New SFA Strategy 2015-2020
National Economic Dialogue
Low Pay Commission recommends 50c Minimum Wage Increase
SFA Submission on Tax and Entrepreneurship
Late Payments Legislation - Interest Rate Change
Accrual of Annual Leave whilst on Sick Leave
Pregnancy at Work
Workplace Dress Code during the Summer Months
Company Summer Social Events
SFA Submission on Period of Bankruptcy
FibrePower Competition
SFA National Small Business Awards 2016 Programme
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SFA Employment Law Conference 2015 – 24th September
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SFA Annual Lunch – 6th November
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Pregnancy at Work

As the earliest stages of pregnancy are the most critical ones for the developing child, it is in the employee’s best interest to let her employer know as soon as possible that she is pregnant and employers should encourage early notification for this reason.  The Pregnancy at Work Regulations, which form part of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007 require an employer to be compliant in ensuring that the workplace does not pose a risk to the health of a pregnant employee or her developing child.  The pregnancy risk assessment is the basis for deciding if there are articles or substances in the workplace that could impact on both and the measures to be taken to avoid any injury or ill health. 

The SFA Guideline is available for downloading to obtain more information on this by clicking here

We also have a sample pregnancy risk assessment form which you can access by clicking here.  This needs to be tailored to suit the company. 

Ibec management training are also holding courses on this area during the month of August.  Click here for further information.

Members who have specific queries on this matter can contact Aisling Heaton on Tel: 01-605 1668 or email