Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest 26 November 2018
*UPDATE* Brexit Preparedness Notices – EU Commission
The European Commission has prepared a list of notices to help businesses prepare across various business areas and are available to view on the Commission’s website: European Commission Brexit Preparedness
Recently the European Commission ‘intensified’ its Brexit Preparedness work to prepare in the event of a ‘no-deal’ scenario, with new details on the European Commission’s priority areas in the event of a no-deal, as well as what changes will occur for businesses providing services in relation to travel between the UK and the EU in the event of a no-deal.
Please find a summary of these notices by clicking here.
If you have any queries, please visit the dedicated page on Brexit Preparedness on our website by clicking here.
Public Consultation – EU Commission proposal to end Seasonal Clock Changes
A public consultation has been opened by an Interdepartmental Steering Group from the Department of Justice on the European Commission’s proposal to end season clock changes, with the last mandatory change to clock times to take place on 28 March 2021.
The deadline for sending submissions for this consultation is 30 November 2018.
Nominate a colleague for the One4all Spotlight Awards 2018!
- Free entry
- Your colleague could win up to €500
- Great way to recognise staff
- The One4all Spotlight Awards recognise employee excellence in SMEs throughout Ireland
One4all, in association with Chambers Ireland, has launched its search for ‘Ireland’s best employee’ with the 2018 Spotlights – awards that shine a light and reward employees that have made an outstanding contribution to their company over the past year.
One4all created the Spotlights to give SMEs a platform to recognise employees that go the extra mile, and to offer employers and colleagues the facility to reward these unsung heroes. Chambers Ireland, Ireland’s largest business organisation, has teamed up with One4all to champion the awards around Ireland and to encourage businesses and staff all over the country to nominate employees who have excelled over the last 12 months. So whether they’re a great team player, an innovative thinker or a natural leader, this is your chance to put them in the spotlight.
The awards are open to all employers and employees of Irish SMEs. Applications will be judged by an independent panel of business leaders and journalists, including members of Chambers Ireland.
To enter the Spotlights, simply visit https://www.one4allrewards.ie/spotlights and fill in the short form to nominate your chosen employee or work colleague, explaining why they should receive recognition in no more than 300 words.
Entries close on Friday 14th December. Judging will take place over Christmas and winners will be announced early 2019. As well as receiving an award, the Spotlight winners will receive a €500 One4all Gift Card, with runner up prizes of €250 and €100 gift cards also available.
Peninsula: Free Safety Review for a member
Peninsula and Graphite HRM on their Health & Safety Services and would like to offer Chambers a FREE SafeCheck Review for one of your members which usually costs between €355 and €475, dependent upon the size and nature of your business.
SafeCheck Review is a health check for business, identifying H&S matters that may need improvement;
Tour of the premises
Review pertinent H&S documentation
Provide pragmatic advice at the time of the visit
Following the visit a user-friendly report is produced to indicate your business’ current compliance level with a series of practical recommendations and improvements to help achieve compliance
Many business owners and directors aren’t fully aware of their legal obligations and may be leaving their businesses exposed to serious consequences, including being found personally liable themselves.
All upcoming Chamber events can be viewed on the Chamber Ireland website at: http://www.chambers.ie/events/events/
Upcoming events include:
- 27 November 2018 – County Kildare Chamber: Newbridge Business Lunch
- 28 November 2018 – 2018 Integrity at Work Conference
- 1 December 2018 – Galway Chamber: Galway Chamber Business Awards & Gala Ball in association with Shannon Group plc
- 7 December 2018 – County Carlow Chamber: Chamber Presidents Christmas Lunch
- 7 December 2018 – Drogheda & District Chamber: Christmas Networking Lunch with keynote speaker Bobby Kerr, former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Chain
- 12 December 2018 – Limerick Chamber: Look Ahead to Limerick 2019
- 13 December 2018 – County Kildare Chamber: Chamber Christmas Social Evening