According to the Act, it is mandatory for contractors to obtain a valid license before they can be allowed to engage in any of the activities stipulated therein. Additionally, provisions have also been made for renewal of licenses. The relevant procedure to be followed in this regard has been set forth in rules 14 and 15 of the Old Rules. By effecting the amendment, however, the Old Rules have been modified to the extent of omission of the said rules.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →