Transition from an employee to a worker

Introduction The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act, 2017 (“Current Act”) and the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Rules, 2018 (“Current Rules”) have replaced the Bombay Shops and Establishment Act, 1948 (“Previous Act”) and the Bombay Shops and Establishment Rules, 1961 (“Old Rules”) respectively. The Current Act … Continue reading Transition from an employee to a worker

Decode 3Ds – Distort – Digital – Data

First published in Enchiridion 2018 Magazine. Introduction Digitalisation has brought numerous benefits globally, including lifting millions of people in emerging economies into the consuming class. But it also has had an impact in some sectors like manufacturing in advanced and developed economies. Today the sectors that are highly digitised are, financial services, media, and the … Continue reading Decode 3Ds – Distort – Digital – Data

THE COMMERCIAL COURTS, COMMERCIAL DIVISION AND COMMERCIAL APPELLATE DIVISION OF HIGH COURTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018

Towards further improving India's ranking in the World Bank’s 'Doing Business Report', which, inter alia, considers dispute resolution environment in a country as one of the parameters for doing business, the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (“Ordinance”) was promulgated on 3rd May, 2018. The Ordinance sought … Continue reading THE COMMERCIAL COURTS, COMMERCIAL DIVISION AND COMMERCIAL APPELLATE DIVISION OF HIGH COURTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018

The Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018

Introduction / Background The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad on December 22, 2017. The Bill seeks to amend the Specific Relief Act, 1963. The amendments have been suggested pursuant to the recommendations in the Expert Committee’s Report on Specific Relief … Continue reading The Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018

Labour Reforms: From recent past to wish list of future

First published in Business Manager magazine. The Indian government has been making strides by bringing about reforms and amendments to various labour/human resource legislations and attempting to harmonize a hitherto archaic and unattended system.