labour laws

Dissecting Code on Wages 2019

Corporate Law - Following the proposals of Second National Commission on Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Employment presented the Code on Wages, 2017 in the Lok Sabha on August 10, 2017. Nonetheless, the said code couldn’t turn into a reality due to the dissolution of Lok Sabha. On July 23, 2019, the Code on Wages was re-represented […]...

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Code on Wages, 2019 – Key Features

Corporate Law - Clause 1 of the Code on Wages, 2019 provides that the Code shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the official gazette appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions under the Code....

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A Snapshot to Code on Wages, 2019

Corporate Law - With a view to simplify the labour law structure in India, the parliament enacted the Code on Wages, 2019 (Code) on August 08, 2019. The Code is one of the 4 labour codes that were proposed by the government in order to consolidate around 40 above labour law legislations in India. The other codes are […]...

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Collective Bargaining : A Bonanza for Workmen

Corporate Law - Introduction: The two wheels that are responsible for the working of industrial sector are – Labourers and Employers. To run the sector smoothly, both the parties are expected to work with co-operation and co-ordination. However, many a times, their interpersonal relations tend to stretch due to the typical industrial problems. Here, em...

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Applicability & Statutory Records under Different Labour Laws

Corporate Law - Labour & Employment laws are enacted & enforced by both the Central as well as State Governments. Labour Laws fall within Concurrent List (Sl. No. 22, 24) of the Constitution of India. Labour Laws Compliance Management is both significant & monetarily advantageous to the corporate sector....

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Minimum rates of wages under Minimum Wages Act, 1948

Corporate Law - The Government is in the process of consulting various stake holders and is yet to take a final decision on the proposal for amending the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and fixing a statutory National Floor Level Minimum Wage....

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Benefit of EPF Scheme to Industrial Workers and People Covered under EPF and ESIC

Corporate Law - Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 statutorily applies to employees getting wages upto Rs. 6500/- in respect of scheduled establishments employing 20 or more workers. State-wise details are given at Annexure.The mechanism to regulate and monitor the implementation of Labour Laws is incorporated in respect...

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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2009 – Amendment in section 2 and insertion of section 13A, Change in definition of employee

Corporate Law - In the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the principal Act’), in section 2, for clause (e), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—‘(e) “employee” means any person (other than an apprentice) who is employed for wages, whether the terms of such employment are express or implied...

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Company Secretary may be allowed to issue certificate validating compliance with the numerous employment laws

Corporate Law - While the Manmohan Singh government’s Left-free second innings is expected to usher in changes to India’s archaic labour laws, the labour ministry is working on a quick-fix solution to help drop the country’s notorious ‘inspector raj’ tag. If all goes to plan, India Inc would no longer have to deal with labour inspectors turnin...

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Labour norms eased for firms with 40 workers

Corporate Law - New Delhi, Oct 25 The Government has approved easing of labour laws to exempt establishments employing up to 40 workers from maintaining mandatory registers and submitting returns.The Government proposes to introduce a simplified form, which will give relief to employers of such establishments, who are currently required to maintain regis...

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Whether retired employees can form a Trade Union?

Karur Vysya Bank RetireesVs DCL (Madras High Court) - Let us discuss the provisions of the Trade Unions Act 1926.  It is pertinent to note here that section 4 of the Act says any seven or more members of a trade union can apply for registration of a Trade Union by subscribing their names in the Trade Union Rules and by otherwise complying with the pr...

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Contractual employees entitled to Employee Provident Fund benefit: SC

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) - Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) Members of the Respondent ­Union have been in continuous employment with the Company for long periods of time. They have been receiving wages/salary directly from the Company without the involvement of any contractor si...

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Govt permits 75% non-refundable advance from PF account

G.S.R. 225(E) - (27/03/2020) - Government, permit a non-refundable advance from the provident fund account of such member not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowances of that member for three months or up to seventy-five per cent. of the amount standing to his credit in the Fund, whichever is less....

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Advisory on Leave & Salary of workers during outbreak of COVID­19

D.O. No. M-11011/08/2020-Media - (20/03/2020) - The World is facing a catastrophic situation due to outbreak of COVID­19 and in order to combat this challenge, coordinated joint efforts of all Sections of the Society is required. In view of the above, there may be incidence that employee's/worker's services are dispensed with on this pretext or ...

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Last date of filing of Unified Annual Return under 8 Labour Laws

F.No.14(112)/2013/Coord-IT Cell - (20/03/2020) - The Filing of Unified online Annual Returns for the year 2019 under 8 Acts and 10 Central Rules were to be filed from 1st January to 1st February 2020. For the year 2019 a total of 30,420 Annual Returns so far have been received on Shram Suvidha Portal  In, view of the spread of Novel […]...

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Minimum Wages enhanced to ₹ 15000 | Section 4(1B) | Employees’ Compensation Act

S.O. 71(E). - (03/01/2020) - MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 3rd January, 2020 S.O. 71(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1B) of section 4 of the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923) and in supersession of the notification of the Ministry of Labour and Employment i...

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Draft Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 949(E) - (24/12/2019) - Ministry Of Labour Of Employment notifies Draft Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2019 vide Notification No. G.S.R. 949(E) dated 24th December, 2019. MINISTRY OF LABOUR OF EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 24th December, 2019 G.S.R. 949(E).—The following draft of cer...

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Govt permits 75% non-refundable advance from PF account

G.S.R. 225(E) (27/03/2020)

Government, permit a non-refundable advance from the provident fund account of such member not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowances of that member for three months or up to seventy-five per cent. of the amount standing to his credit in the Fund, whichever is less....

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Advisory on Leave & Salary of workers during outbreak of COVID­19

D.O. No. M-11011/08/2020-Media (20/03/2020)

The World is facing a catastrophic situation due to outbreak of COVID­19 and in order to combat this challenge, coordinated joint efforts of all Sections of the Society is required. In view of the above, there may be incidence that employee's/worker's services are dispensed with on this pretext or the employee/worker arc forced to go on ...

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Last date of filing of Unified Annual Return under 8 Labour Laws

F.No.14(112)/2013/Coord-IT Cell (20/03/2020)

The Filing of Unified online Annual Returns for the year 2019 under 8 Acts and 10 Central Rules were to be filed from 1st January to 1st February 2020. For the year 2019 a total of 30,420 Annual Returns so far have been received on Shram Suvidha Portal  In, view of the spread of Novel […]...

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Whether retired employees can form a Trade Union?

Karur Vysya Bank RetireesVs DCL (Madras High Court)

Let us discuss the provisions of the Trade Unions Act 1926.  It is pertinent to note here that section 4 of the Act says any seven or more members of a trade union can apply for registration of a Trade Union by subscribing their names in the Trade Union Rules and by otherwise complying with the provisions of this Act with respect to reg...

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Contractual employees entitled to Employee Provident Fund benefit: SC

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court)

Pawan Hans Limited & Ors. Vs Aviation Karmachari Sanghatana (Supreme Court) Members of the Respondent ­Union have been in continuous employment with the Company for long periods of time. They have been receiving wages/salary directly from the Company without the involvement of any contractor since the date of their engagement. The wo...

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Minimum Wages enhanced to ₹ 15000 | Section 4(1B) | Employees’ Compensation Act

S.O. 71(E). (03/01/2020)

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 3rd January, 2020 S.O. 71(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1B) of section 4 of the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923) and in supersession of the notification of the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued vide number S.O. 1258(E), dated 31...

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Dissecting Code on Wages 2019

Following the proposals of Second National Commission on Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Employment presented the Code on Wages, 2017 in the Lok Sabha on August 10, 2017. Nonetheless, the said code couldn’t turn into a reality due to the dissolution of Lok Sabha. On July 23, 2019, the Code on Wages was re-represented […]...

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Code on Wages, 2019 – Key Features

Clause 1 of the Code on Wages, 2019 provides that the Code shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the official gazette appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions under the Code....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Draft Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 949(E) (24/12/2019)

Ministry Of Labour Of Employment notifies Draft Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2019 vide Notification No. G.S.R. 949(E) dated 24th December, 2019. MINISTRY OF LABOUR OF EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 24th December, 2019 G.S.R. 949(E).—The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Employee...

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Preliminary Draft Rules under Section 67 of Code on Wages, 2019

F. No S-32017/01/2019-WC (01/11/2019)

F. No S-32017/01/2019-WC Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi Date: 01 November, 2019 NOTE Subject: The Preliminary Draft Rules under Section 67 of the Code on Wages, 2019- reg. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has prepared a preliminary draft rule under Section 67 of the Code on [&he...

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