SFA Fortnightly Update

Dear Member, 


Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine.


There is just over one week left to apply for the 2021 SFA National Small Business Awards - don't miss this opportunity to recognise your staffs achievements by applying for this fantastic programme celebrating the vital contributions of the small business community to the Irish economy.


With Budget 2021 taking centre stage this week with implications for employers and small businesses we take you through some of the key changes, new measures and supports coming your way.


Read the new Code of Conduct which aims to encourage the resolution of landlord-tenant disputes that have arisen due to Covid restrictions. 


Today we look at the Labour Party’s Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020. This is a newly proposed bill, that if passed would ensure employees be paid up to six weeks for sick leave. Moreover, it will extend the right to paid Force Majeure leave for circumstances related to Covid-19 absences. 


Read our latest cyber security month article on safe remote working from Tara Doyle of supportIT. 


Sign up to receive Wellness Roundup - an ezine designed to help keep corporate wellness at the forefront of your organisation's culture. New to Wellness Roundup? Take a look back at the previous issues here.


Finally, there is still time apply for the free programme aimed at guiding small businesses through the current challenges, MentorsWork. Be sure to book on to one of our upcoming webinars, including Securing your small firm 24x7x365, and we also go over our most recent press coverage


As always, we’d love to hear from you about any queries you may have, issues you wish to have raised with Government or other stakeholders and your ideas on how we can improve the business environment for us all. Please contact me on tel: 01 605 1602 or e-mail: sven@sfa.ie or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit our website.


Kind regards, 

Sven Spollen-Behrens

SFA Director


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In this issue
SFA Fortnightly Update
SFA in the media
Free Business Support Programme - get a personal business Mentor
Budget 2021
Safe Remote Working – Cyber Security Advice to help protect your Business
Sick Leave and Parental Leave (Covid-19) Bill 2020
Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents
Securing your small firm 24x7x365
Ibec Seminar - How will Irish marine freight adapt to the impact of Brexit
GDPR two years on – A webinar with the Data Protection Commission