Every enterprise is required to be compliant under the applicable laws in India to undertake, run and expand hassle free business. In India, where the Business Owner and/or Director of the company is singly and severally liable for non-compliances, the compliances under Employment and Labour Laws cannot be undermined.

The employment and labour laws in India are primarily divided into 5 broad categories i.e. Employment conditions, Industrial Relations, Wage, Welfare and Social Securities. These laws are based on constitution of India and the resolution passed in International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions from time to time.

Broad categories of employment and labour laws:

1. Employment Conditions: (i) Factories Act, 1948; (ii) Shops and Establishment Act (state wise); (iii) Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970; (iv) Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act, 1946; and (v) Building and other construction workers (Regulation of employment and condition of service) Act, 1996.

2. Industrial Relations: (i) Industrial Disputes Act, 1947; and (ii) Trade Unions Act, 1926.

3. Wages: (i) Payment of Wages Act, 1936; (ii) Minimum Wages Act, 1948; (iii) Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; and (iv) Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

4. Welfare and Social Security: Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972: (ii) Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923; (iii) Maternity Benefits Act, 1961; (iv) Labour Welfare Fund Act (state wise); (v) Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952; (vi) Employees State Insurance Act, 1948.

We assist clients for drafting of employment agreements/ contracts, employee handbook, HR manuals, consultancy agreement, deputation agreements, sexual harassment policies, leave policies, grievance settlements, severance documents, legal opinions, legal notices, reply to the notices of departments, handling matters before labour courts / authorities including necessary registrations under laws and its compliances.

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