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 →
While the move taken by the Government may offer relief to stressed companies, certain provisions in the Ordinance can spring unwarranted consequences and open up the possibility of gross misuse of the leeway by wilful defaulters and fraudulent promoters.
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 →
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
The validity of license granted under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 and the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 have been extended upto 31st May 2020, for those licenses whose renewal falls in the months of March, April and May 2020.
In light of the current global lock-down of unprecedented scale necessitated due to Covid-19, parties have had to revisit their contracts. The clause that has seldom seen such attention is the "force majeure" clause, hiding as a boiler plate provision. Recent publications have widely covered the legal implication and intricacies of how these clauses work.The... Continue Reading →
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 →