Covid-19 Update: Delhi High Court Clarifies the Conundrum Surrounding Force Majeure in Rental Agreements

The pandemic caused due to COVID-19 and the lockdown imposed by the Central Government has almost stalled all the businesses courtywide. This has inturn caused a lot of hardships to the business establishments (not being essential service providers), especially in paying salaries to the employees/workers and the rent of the premises. Recently, the Delhi High... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update: Supply Chain Management businesses – What next? (Part 2)

Presently, most LSPs have looked at establishing their facilities by leasing / renting warehouses typically located in the outskirts / designated economic zones / industrial parks located in every state of the country.

Covid-19 Update: Supply Chain Management businesses – Impact (Part 1)

SCM businesses throughout the country were disrupted on and from the imposition of lock – down orders. The primary reason for such disruption was that supply chain is the cycle of delivery of goods or services and is a multiple stage process commencing right from the sourcing of raw materials and ending at the delivery of the product or service to the ultimate consumer.

COVID-19: Unlock – The Way Ahead – Part III

Unlock from Employment Laws Perspective The nationwide lock-down and the resultant closure of various workplace directly affected the sustenance and livelihood of the employers and the employees. With closure of all business activities there was low or no source of income which gave rise to various issues and desire to implement cost cutting measures such... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Unlock – The Way Ahead – Part II

As per the Order issued by MHA on 30th May 2020, the decision to open Schools, Colleges, Educational/ Training Institutions will be taken in the month of July, 2020, pursuant to the prevailing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic at that point in time. With the Schools, Colleges, Educational/ Training Institutions still shut, the key focus now should be to further strengthen and ramp up the digital resources and encourage investments in technology from rural schools to higher education institutions.

COVID-19: Unlock – The Way Ahead – Part I

As far as possible, the practice of work from home should be followed by various workplaces; Staggering of work/ business hours shall be followed in offices, shops and commercial establishments, etc

Covid-19 Update: Suspension on fresh Initiation of Insolvency Proceedings – IBC Ordinance 2020

While the move taken by the Government may offer relief to stressed companies, certain provisions in the Ordinance can spring unwarranted consequences and open up the possibility of gross misuse of the leeway by wilful defaulters and fraudulent promoters.

COVID-19 Update: Exemptions from Labour Laws in Indian states

Many States in India have announced a number of reforms to labour laws, amidst the Covid-19 crisis, granting various relief measures to employers to recover from the slowdown in the economy that has arisen due to the pandemic and to boost investment opportunities. Various States granting sweeping exemptions from various labour laws which are aimed... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update: Recent case laws and other developments

However, the Advisories/ Orders have given rise to a lot of confusion among the employers with regards to payment of salaries and wages of their employees and workers, pursuant to which various writ petitions have been filed by the employers in the High Courts and Supreme Court. On the other hand, the employees have also sought actions against employers who are taking adverse steps against the Advisories/ Orders issued. Some key developments are captured in this post

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