Employer Disability Information



  1. FINAL REMINDER: Employer Disability Information – ‘WorkABLE Future 2018’ Event *Tomorrow*

Employer Disability Information, in partnership with Hays recruitment will hold the ‘WorkABLE Future 2018’ event in Croke Park, Dublin tomorrow on Tuesday 27th of March, 10am to 1pm.
The event will bring together Ireland’s leading Disability & Inclusion professionals and educate attendees on how diversity can benefit organisations and what supports are available to engage with the talent pool of individuals with disabilities.
Please find attached a promotional advert for the event – we would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate it amongst your networks and members.
If you are interested in attending the event or have any queries, please contact Seònaid Ó Murchadha, HR & Disability Project Manager at Employer Disability Information via her email seonaid@employerdisabilityinfo.ie.

  1. Public Consultation by the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation on the European Commission’s proposed Goods Package

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) is currently inviting submissions on a public consultation on the European Commission’s proposed ‘Goods Package’. The Goods Package features two legislative proposals to make it easier for companies, SMEs in particular, to sell their products across Europe and to strengthen controls to prevent unsafe products from being sold to consumers across Europe.
Further details on the consultation can be found here: https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Consultations/Invitation-for-submissions-Goods-Package.html.
The deadline for submissions to this consultation is Friday, 30th of March 2018.

  1. InterTradeIreland Breakfast Briefings & Go2Tender

InterTradeIreland, in partnership with the Office of Government Procurement, Ibec, SFA, ISME, CIF and Chambers Ireland are delivering a series of breakfast workshops to educate and engage businesses on the island around public procurement, a market worth in the region of €12 billion per annum.
The next Breakfast Briefing is taking place on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone and is now available to register for by following this link.
We also encourage you to promote the forthcoming Breakfast Briefing in Athlone via your social media channels, such as Twitter and Facebook.
As before with the InterTradeIreland Breakfast Briefings series, please find attached the schedule of upcoming Breakfast Briefings – please circulate this schedule and this notice providing an overview of the briefings with your members.

  1. European Movement Ireland – Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe, featuring Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD in Navan, County Meath

The latest Citizen’s Dialogue in the Future of Europe series, will be taking place in County Meath, organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and European Movement Ireland, Ireland’s oldest European-affairs-focused organisation. The event will take place on Thursday, 19 April 2018 from 6.00pm at the Meath County Council office, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, County Meath.
In attendance will be Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD. 
The dialogue is free to attend but registration is required – click here to register.

  1. India Chem 2018

The Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals of the Government of Indi is organizing the 10th edition of India Chem, in association with FICCI from the 4th to the 6th of October 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon, Mumbai, India.
India Chem is the largest chemicals & petrochemicals industry event in India. The event will highlight investment possibilities in India’s chemical industry and promote the “Make in India” initiative
Over 20,000 business visitors from India and internationally are expected and over 300 Indian and international exhibitors are expected.
India Chem 2018 will showcase the latest products, machinery, equipment and developments in the chemical industry for generating business.
Please find attached a promotional information supplement on India Chem 2018 attached as a PDF document for circulation amongst your stakeholders and potentially interested parties.
For further information on India Chem 2018, please visit the event’s official website: http://www.indiachem.in

  1. LGiU Briefing Series on Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winners

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has begun publishing a series of briefings looking at the winners of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Governance Awards from 2017. The LGiU will showcase each of the best in practice projects that won at our Awards in 2017 over the coming weeks.
Please find attached the LGiU briefing on the ELG Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service category, Limerick City & County Council’s ‘Limerick.ie’ entry.

  1. EU’s ‘Consumer Law Ready’ website launched to support SMEs & Businesses

Last week the European Union launched their new ‘Consumer Law Ready’ (CLR) website, as part of the Consumer Law Ready project that EUROCHAMBRES is involved in.
The CLR website is a key online guide for businesses to access resources to help comply with EU and national consumer law. The website features guides, videos, quizzes and e-tests to help businesses familiarize themselves with various EU consumer legislation. The website and the online training materials are tailored for each county and are available in all EU languages.
The website can be found here: http://www.consumerlawready.eu/
Please also find attached a Consumer Law Ready “Launch Pack”, which contains website banners, postcards, examples of social media posts etc for you to make use of to promote the new CLR website.
The CLR website and the Launch Pack will likely be of key relevance, so we encourage you to share this among interested stakeholders.

  1. Public Consultation by the EU Startup Monitor for Startups Across Europe

The European Commission are currently gathering data from businesses across Europe to infirm startup and scale-up policy. To facilitate this, they have developed an anonymous online survey which takes 10 minutes to complete. The survey designed for Irish businesses and start-ups can be found here: http://startupmonitor.eu/limesurvey/index.php/628959?token=survey86&newtest=Y&lang=en

  1. Peninsula: Pay Premiums for Sunday Staff

Peninsula has developed a new informative supplement outlining the key points to consider on complying with paying premiums for staff working on Sundays.
The supplement provides an overview of Section 14 of the Organisation of Working Time Act, which stipulates what compensation employees who work on a Sunday are entitled to.
The supplement also provides guidance on the best practice for providing for a Sunday premium as well as details on the Code of Practice on Sunday working for employers which must be adhered to.
Please find the supplement attached.