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Important Labour Law Updates in 2016

Legislative Reforms: The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 passed by the Parliament in the Winter Session has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016 to come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 envisages enhancement of eligibility […]

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The Payment of Wages Act Amendment: Government Clarification

Update: The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act 2017 It is seen from the media reports that there is a general impression that is being created that the Government is bringing an amendment to the Payment of Wages Act to make mandatory the payment of wages to the workers only through cheque or accounts transfers. This […]

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Labour Ministry Announces Amnesty schemes for EPF and ESI Defaulters

This will give opportunity for the firms which have defaulted in payment of contributions of ESI and EPF to declare correct employment figures and ensure correctness in contribution henceforth onwards. Union Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya announced two amnesty schemes from his department, one for the ESIC – Employees State Insurance Corporation and […]

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PF Coverage to be Optional in Textiles Industry

The Central government has finally taken away the mandatory status of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), without amending the EPF Act. Perhaps nobody noticed it, but the Union cabinet on Wednesday changed EPFO’s status and communicated it, not through the labour ministry, as one would expect, but through a cabinet release on textiles sector. […]

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