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, 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 →

Provident Fund Laws: Clarification on Special Allowances – Turbulence in Industry

Background to Apex Court Ruling Recently, the Supreme Court of India (“Apex Court”) has clarified the principle of special allowances in the case of The Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (II) West Bengal Vs Vivekananda Vidyamandir & Others in Civil Appeal No. 6221 of 2011 by interpreting and having a conjoint reading of “basic wage” under... Continue Reading →

Registration, Renewal and Cancellation of License Under the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017

Further to our article the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act and Rules: A Step Forward or a Step Backward? (Part 2), this article seeks to outline the step-wise procedure for obtaining new registration or renewing / amending the registration or cancellation of the registration under the Maharashtra Shops... Continue Reading →

Transition from an employee to a worker

Introduction The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Act, 2017 (“Current Act”) and the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions) Rules, 2018 (“Current Rules”) have replaced the Bombay Shops and Establishment Act, 1948 (“Previous Act”) and the Bombay Shops and Establishment Rules, 1961 (“Old Rules”) respectively. The Current Act... Continue Reading →

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