Sep 19, 2021 05:57 PM IST
The four codes have been passed by Parliament. But for implementation of these codes, rules under these must be notified by central as well as state governments for enforcing those in respective jurisdictions.
- Jul 08, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Incumbent Bhupender Yadav has the most serious economic obstacles to contend with in an area where all is not in his ministry’s hands and will be dependent upon overall economic recovery.
- Jun 15, 2021 03:51 PM IST
The ministry has sought comments from the stakeholders on the proposed draft Rules within 45 days from the date of the notification, following which it will be notified and become effective.
- Jun 14, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Assembly elections and the pandemic are among the reasons cited for delaying implementation of the labour codes. However, the Central government hasn’t set any deadline for states to frame their rules.
- Jun 06, 2021 10:41 AM IST
The ministry had even finalised the rules under the four codes. But these could not be implemented because many states were not in a position to notify rules under these codes in their jurisdiction.
- May 05, 2021 05:29 PM IST
The code has for the first time extended social security benefits like maternity leave, disability insurance, gratuity, health insurance and old age protection to workers in the country’s booming unorganized sector. These include gig workers, platform workers, contract workers, freelancers and home-based workers.
- Apr 08, 2021 06:54 PM IST
The four labour codes were earlier expected to be rolled out by April 1.
- Apr 01, 2021 05:15 PM IST
The constituted committees will review the existing rules and regulations on safety, health and working conditions standards, pertaining to factories, docks and construction work.
- Mar 31, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Twenty nine central labour laws governing occupational safety, minimum wages, and social security have been consolidated into four codes
- Mar 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
The labour codes also recognise and formalise the concept of fixed-term employment wherein the employers across sectors can now engage workers for shorter and fixed duration.
- Mar 04, 2021 07:33 PM IST
As per an International Labour Organisation report published in March 2020, there are 400 million unorganised workers in India.
- Feb 09, 2021 03:10 PM IST
The Industrial Relations Code, Code on Social Security, and Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code were passed during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in 2020 amidst massive criticism and protests. In the Monsoon Session of 2019, the Code on Wages had been passed. Together, these four codes merge 44 pre-existing labour laws.
- Jan 14, 2021 08:03 PM IST
The draft rules on the Code on Wages were floated by the government in July 2020 and the draft rules on Code on Social Security were released in November 2020. The codes are expected to be implemented by April 1, 2021.
- Jan 13, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Twenty nine central labour laws have been consolidated into four codes on occupational safety, minimum wages, and social security.
- Jan 12, 2021 09:35 PM IST
It is the first time that the labour ministry has brought out standing orders for the services sector under the Industrial Relations Code. Before, the new labour codes were approved by Parliament in September 2020, there was one standing order across sectors.
- Jan 02, 2021 11:13 AM IST
The Labour Ministry's draft standing orders have been released for public comments over the next 30 days.
- Dec 31, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Regulations must address questions such as whether an employee’s home can be considered as an extended worksite, the questions of employee privacy and employer liability
- Dec 24, 2020 07:19 PM IST
As per the new definition of wages under the Code on Wages, 2019, the government has put a cap on the allowances at 50 percent of the total compensation. The experts, therefore, say this will entail higher costs for employers and a lower take home pay for employees.
- Dec 21, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The alliance has also proposed the creation of the National Social Security Board for Gig Workers and Platform Workers and a centralised database of platform workers and gig workers of which the workers should have an access to editing, correcting and disputing the records of the aggregators.
- Dec 09, 2020 05:06 PM IST
As per the draft rules, the working hours can be extended to up to 12 hours a day from 9 hours allowed earlier. Read on to know how this could prove to be beneficial for employees but not so much for the employers
- Dec 04, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Labour is a joint subject shared by states and the Centre – which has led to several stalemates when it comes to issues such as wages, employment, social security, and industries
- Nov 24, 2020 04:07 PM IST
The four labour codes that aimed to streamline and simplify existing laws have drawn mixed responses. While they have been welcomed by industry as a spur to employment generation, trade unions and opposition parties view them as being anti-labour and heavily tilted in favour of employers.
- Oct 06, 2020 03:11 PM IST
Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh has raised objections to some of the provisions of the Industrial Relations Code and the Code in Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions.
- Sep 28, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The ministry said that a fixed term employee (FTE) has been made statutorily entitled for all benefits and service conditions equivalent to that of a regular employee.