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 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

Covid 19 Update: Revised Consolidated Guidelines and other updates

With the increasing number of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) cases in India, the Prime Minister, in his fourth speech post the COVID-19 outbreak in India on 14th April 2020, announced that the nationwide lockdown (which has been in effect from 25th March 2020) imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India, has been extended... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 – Advisories issued by Central and State Governments for Employers (PART 2)

Further to our Part 1, this Part seeks to outline the various advisories issued by the Central and State Governments to the Employers in respect of their employees and the operation of their businesses, during the COVID-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown that has been in effect from 25th March 2020. Advisories for Employers Date of... Continue Reading →

Welfare of Terminated Employees – Curse or Boon

Recently, on 7th February, 2020 a bill has been introduced in Rajya Sabha titled - The Terminated Employees (Welfare) Bill, 2020 (“TEW Bill”). Applicability  The TEW Bill applies to: EMPLOYEES EMPLOYERS Terminated employees i.e. regular employees as well as temporary or casual workers who have been employed through a contract. Note: The TEW Bill does... Continue Reading →

WOMEN PERMITTED TO WORK AT NIGHT IN FACTORIES (KARNATAKA)

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 →

New Wage Code: Simpler or Wider

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 →

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