The Government of Tamil Nadu vide notification no. SRO A-1/2021, has amended the Tamil Nadu Maternity Benefit Rules, 1967 (“Rules”) under the powers conferred by Section 28 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. As per the amendment, a new Rule 6A has been inserted in the principal Rules which mandates every establishment with 50 or... Continue Reading →
This position has further been crystallised by the Kerala High Court in the case of Rakhi P.V. and Orsv. State of Kerala¸ wherein it was asserted that all women employees, whether or not employed on a contractual basis, are entitled to the benefit of enhanced maternity leave without any discrimination.
Businesses, operating across the spectrum, have been struggling to stay afloat in the throes of the pandemic. In a recent step to aid the beleaguered businesses, the Labour Department of the Government of Karnataka has, through a notification dated January 2, 2021 (“the Notification”), allowed all shops and establishments in the State, employing ten or... Continue Reading →
Women, who earlier stayed at home fulfilling domestic duties, are now considered as the backbone of any economy. She is participating in the process of economic development on an equal footing with men, simultaneously managing both home and work. Women have moved away from their traditional roles of homemaker and child rearing to social and... Continue Reading →
There has been a lot of noise about the New Wage Code that has come into effect a few weeks ago. We have tried to simpliciter provide a map to decipher the New Wage Code and our thoughts are distilled into this Code of Wages - ALA Outlook. We would be happy to receive feedback... Continue Reading →
In, what is one of the most progressive steps for working women, the Parliament has passed Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017 (“Amendment Act”). The Amendment Act received presidential assent on 27th March 2017 and was published in the official gazette on 28th March 2017. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued further Maternity... Continue Reading →