Digital Signature and Electronic Signature – Legal Framework

The Information technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 provides with various provisions regarding the DSC and ES. This amendment recognizes ES and takes it under the purview of the IT Act. The word “digital” was replaced by “electronic”, this was done to make the IT Act more technology neutral and expand its applicability beyond digital medium. The... Continue Reading →

Model Standing Orders under Labour Codes: Accepting the changed dynamics

First published on Mondaq - June 2021 Introduction With the consolidation of several labour legislations into codes, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 got subsumed into the Industrial Relations Code, 2020 (“IR Code”) with two other legislations. IR Code, under Section 29, confers powers on the Central Government to make Model Standing Orders (“MSO”)... Continue Reading →

Maharashtra New Covid-19 Guidelines Regulations and Key Takeaways for Corporates

As the tussle with the spread of COVID-19 is prevalent, the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray recently announced a new set of guidelines/ restrictions called the “Break The Chain Order” dated 13th April 2021 to curb the further spread of COVID-19 in the State of Maharashtra. These additional restrictions are a result of the... Continue Reading →

Dispute Management Strategy For Large Corporates: Forecast 2021

A recent Article authored on "Dispute Management Strategy For Large Corporates: Forecast 2021" by Archana Balasubramanian, Founding Partner has been published by "LegitEye" on 6th April 2021 as the "Column of the Week". The Article throws light on how in recent years commercial disputes have become even more volatile given the increasing complexities in the business ecosystems and how non-Indian... Continue Reading →

Covid 19 Update: Maharashtra Covid-19 Guidelines For April 2021

The rising number of cases in the State can only be controlled by imposing stricter restrictions to break the chain and reduce the rate of transmission, hence, the Government of Maharashtra has issued a new set of “break the chain of transmission” directions on 13th April 2021 which will come into effect from 8.00 PM on 14th April 2021 till 7.00 AM on 1st May 2021. We will be covering these directions in detail in our next post.

States Introduce Reforms For Renewal Of Licenses Under Labour Laws

In order to relieve small industries from excessive compliances, the State of Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry have passed amendments to their respective Factories Rules. Further, the State of Odisha has also introduced amendments to laws governing inter-state migrant labourers. In this post, we will decode the amendments passed by the respective State Governments. Madhya Pradesh... Continue Reading →

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