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.

Probation –  A risk or an opportunity: A Study in the Indian context

There are no provisions in the Indian labour and employment laws which defines the term probation. As the word 'probation' suggests, it is the initial period of employment during which an employer can carefully consider whether a new member is able to meet the standards and expectations of the job and if they should be … Continue reading Probation –  A risk or an opportunity: A Study in the Indian context

The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act and Rules: A step forward or a step backward? (Part 2)

Further to our Part I, this Part seeks to outline the key provisions with regards to enforcement under the Current Act and Rules and seeks to compare the legal positions of both the Previous and Current Acts and Rules. Enforcement Compounding of Offences Compounding of Offences is a new provision added in the Current Act … Continue reading The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act and Rules: A step forward or a step backward? (Part 2)

The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act and Rules: A step forward or a step backward? (Part 1)

Introduction The Bombay Shops and Establishment Act, 1948 (“Previous Act”) and the Bombay Shops and Establishment Rules, 1961 (“Previous Rules”) have been repealed and replaced with the new Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act, 2017 (“Current Act”) and Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Rules, 2018 (“Current Rules”). … Continue reading The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act and Rules: A step forward or a step backward? (Part 1)

Maintenance of Register under various labour laws

In the era of ease of doing business in India, the labour ministry has finally simplified procedures in relation to the maintenance of registers under various labour laws prevalent in India. Ministry of Labour and Employment on 21st February, 2017 has notified the Ease Of Compliance To Maintain Register Under Various Labour Law Rules, 2017 … Continue reading Maintenance of Register under various labour laws