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Employment Law Update – February 2015

Martin Malone delves into the world of Employment Law again with another monthly update - covering the big developments that happened in February

If you haven't already visited it, our CLB Employment website hosts a wide range of interesting and insightful articles looking at Employment Law matters. The CLB Employment blog is written by Martin Malone, one of the Partners here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors and the Head of our Employment Law department.

In his February 2015 Employment Law update, Martin looks at the continuing expansion of zero-hours contracts and the latest figures from the ONS Labour Force Survey which show that nearly 700,000 people in the UK now count on a zero-hours contract as their main source of employment. The rise in use of e-cigarettes poses questions for employers, already featuring in one Employment Tribunal case and Martin offers his advice to those businesses looking to ban their employees from using e-cigarettes indoors.

Other topics addressed in this month’s update include - good attendance reward schemes for employees and whether they could be seen as discriminatory in respect of those with a disability and the meaning of an “organised grouping of employees” in the context of TUPE.

To read these articles, and others, visit the CLB Employment blog by clicking on the links below.

Zero hours at all time high and more trouble for Sports Direct

Actions from years ago can return to haunt employees

What is to be done about e-cigarettes in the workplace?

Dismissal following excessive mileage claims – how much investigation is required?

What is an “organised grouping of employees” for the purposes of TUPE?

Is rewarding good attendance discriminatory?

By Martin Malone