In light of the recent #Metoo movement and the wave of sexual harassment complaints against certain public figures that have flooded the media, the Indian Government constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) for strengthening the legal and institutional framework for dealing with and preventing instances of sexual harassment at workplace.
The maximum limit of gratuity payable to employees has been increased to INR 20,00,000 (Indian Rupees Twenty Lakhs) from INR 10,00,000 (Indian Rupees Ten Lakhs) in the private sector in order to bring them at par with some of the Central Government employees.
The Supreme Court of India in the case of Management of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. v. M. Mani and Another 2018LLR2 has held the aforementioned position. This appeal was filed by the employer to uphold the order of dismissal of certain employees.
Karnataka’s labour commission, on November 07, 2017, certified the formation of Karnataka State IT/ITES Employees Union under the Trade Union Act, 1926 and the Karnataka Trade Union Regulations, 1958. This is the first time that a trade union, exclusively for the technology sector, has been formed in the country.
The New Act intends to provide for the regulation of conditions of employment and other conditions of service of workers employed in shops, residential hotels. restaurants, eating houses, theatres, otrher places of public amusement or entertainment, ond other establisments, for matters incidental thereto
Understanding the distinction between contractors and employees and the re-characterisation of a contractor into an employee
The Amendment will increase the maximum limit of gratuity of employees to INR 20,00,000 (Indian Rupees Twenty Lakhs) – revising it from INR 10,00,000 (Indian Rupees Ten Lakhs) in the private sector in order to bring them at par with some of the Central Government employees
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has, on August 28, 2017, notified an increase in the average monthly wage ceiling, to determine the applicability of the Wages Act. The notification from the Central Government sets the new wage ceiling at INR 24,000 (Indian Rupees Twenty-four Thousand) per month – revising it from INR 18,000 (Indian Rupees Eighteen Thousand) per month
The Labour Code on Wages Bill, 2017, which seeks to consolidate and simplify existing statutes relating to wages and benefits, was introduced in the lower House (Lok Sabha) of the Indian Parliament on August 10, 2017.
Submission of Unique Identification (UID or Aadhaar) number has been made mandatory for eligible employees to avail benefits under the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995.