NEWS
 
€40,000 award in recent case for pregnancy related discrimination
This article reviews a recent decision from the Workplace Relations Commission in which a case for unfair dismissal due to pregnancy was upheld and a substantial award was made. It is important that employers are aware of the additional obligations which are placed on them when an employee is pregnant and the exceptional circumstances which must exist should an employee be dismissed...
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Increased state guarantee available to businesses with difficulty accessing credit

Spotlight on the SME Credit Guarantee Scheme, a State guarantee for businesses that have difficulty accessing credit due to lack of collateral or the novelty of their business. This article provides information on the scheme and advice on how to avail of it, including new aspects introduced in March 2017...

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SFA membership subscription 2017
Please arrange payment of your 2017 subscription invoice if you have not already done so...
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Preferential discount from Energia on electricity and gas rates for SFA members
As energy partners of the SFA, Energia are delighted to offer a preferential discount on electricity and gas rates to SFA members...
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CSO Business in Ireland 2014 Report
The Central Statistics Office recently published extracts from their Business in Ireland 2014 report. This looks at business demographics, business performance and costs, small and medium sized enterprises, sectoral breakdown, multinational and international enterprises...
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TRAINING PROGRAMMES
 
Learn from expert trainers: project management and employee appraisal skills

Two of the SFA’s most popular training courses are back: Project Management for Small Firms and Performance Management and Appraisal Skills. Don’t miss your chance to develop these vital skills for the success of your business. These are part of ‘Unlock your potential’, the SFA’s 2017 training offering, and the full 2017 schedule is now available...    

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  • Social welfare reform
  • Dublin South West Brexit Forum
  • Bus Eireann strike
  • Your Business Live
  • Advice for start-ups
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EVENTS
 
The top 10 HR/Employment Law questions from small businesses
  • 12 April
  • SFA Offices, Baggot St Dublin
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SFA Webinar - Disciplinary and Dismissal
  • 20 April
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Book now - SFA Annual Conference 2017
  • 24 May 2017
  • RDS
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