DRAFT LABOUR CODE
Keep small companies out of safety compliance: Indian Staffing Federation
“It would be practically difficult for small establishments to get registered and comply with the code engaging additional administrative and other personnel to monitor the health and safety parameters as envisaged in the code,” said Indian Staffing Federation president Rituparna Chakraborty.
Govt introduces Labour Code on Industrial Relations bill in Lok Sabha
The industrial relations code is the third of four labour codes that ha...
RSS-affiliate trade union urges withdrawal of anti-labour provisions
Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, the RSS-affiliate trade union has urged the gove...
Govt to bring tax refund scheme for exporters before Cabinet
Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal informed Rajya Sabha that the government would soon bring the tax refund scheme for exporters before the Union Cabinet and would notify it. He further added that the govt is also engaged in codifying various laws relating to labour into a far more crisper, well defined, easy to navigate & understand set of labour codes.
Karnataka govt scripting labour law for app-based services
The labour department has prepared a set of draft rules which is being vetted by National Law School of India University (NLSIU) professors Babu Mathew and V Nagaraj. The department will take their inputs before taking a call on how to go about the exercise.
Unions to protest against industrial relations code
The Union cabinet approved the Industrial Relations Code, 2019 that proposes to retain the threshold of 100 employees to impart flexibility to firms for retrenchment, but it has a provision for changing ‘such number of employees’ through notification. Trade unions across the country resent the Code and plan to launch a nationwide agitation.
Government suggests nine-hour working day in draft labour code
“The number of hours which shall constitute a normal working day… shall be of nine hours,” said the draft rules, floated for public opinion.
Industrial Relations Code: Non-renewal of contract won’t be retrenchment
The labour code on Industrial Relations 2019, cleared by the cabinet last week, also says that fixed-term employees will get all statutory benefits like social security, wages, etc. on par with the regular employees who are doing work of same or similar nature. The Bill is expected to be introduced in parliament on Wednesday.
Modi’s labour reform push may remove key hurdle for investors
The current changes are part of a process to streamline 44 different federal labor laws into four codes.
India mulls 'One Nation, One Pay Day': Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar
"There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon. Similarly, we are also looking at uniform minimum wages across sectors which will safeguard better livelihood of workers," he said.
Labour ministry drops the plan to corporatise EPFO
The ministry’s proposal to corporatise the EPFO had faced severe criticism. In its latest draft code released in September, it had proposed a corporate structure to be headed by a CEO.
Indian Olympic Association rejects new National Sports Code draft
The newly crafted draft proposed changes in the original 2011 code. It included the barring of ministers, members of parliament and legislative assemblies from holding office in National Sports Federation and IOA.
Lok Sabha refers labour code to standing committee
The code aims to regulate the employment of workers, including those engaged by contractors, and their working conditions across sectors. It envisages setting up a National Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board to advise the government on the standards, rules and regulations on worker safety, besides overseeing implementation.
Cabinet approves code to allow fixed-term employment
Fixed-term employment, which the govt had allowed for all sectors last year, has now been codified.
Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt
CII has suggested government set up common facilities for establishments in a locality to avail on cost basis. Besides, it has suggested labour ministry revisit the penalties proposed for contraventions so that the focus is on compliance and deterrence. The industry body has sent its recommendations to the standing committee on labour.
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