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  • Labour codes unlikely to be implemented this fiscal Sep 19, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    Labour codes unlikely to be implemented this fiscal

    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.

  • High unemployment, migrant worker woes — challenges aplenty for new labour minister Jul 08, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    High unemployment, migrant worker woes — challenges aplenty for new labour minister

    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.

  • Labour ministry notifies draft rules for compensation under Code on Social Security Jun 15, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Labour ministry notifies draft rules for compensation under Code on Social Security

    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.

  • Labour Codes: A status check on the draft rules published so far Jun 14, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    Labour Codes: A status check on the draft rules published so far

    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.

  • Labour codes on the cards: Companies' PF liability to go up, workers to see reduction in take-home pay Jun 06, 2021 10:41 AM IST

    Labour codes on the cards: Companies' PF liability to go up, workers to see reduction in take-home pay

    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.

  • Aadhaar mandatory to avail benefits under Social Security Code, says Labour Ministry May 05, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Aadhaar mandatory to avail benefits under Social Security Code, says Labour Ministry

    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.

  • As India defers labour codes, social security benefits to gig workers get delayed Apr 08, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    As India defers labour codes, social security benefits to gig workers get delayed

    The four labour codes were earlier expected to be rolled out by April 1.

  • Labour Ministry sets up panels to review the existing rules under the OSH&WC code Apr 01, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Labour Ministry sets up panels to review the existing rules under the OSH&WC code

    The constituted committees will review the existing rules and regulations on safety, health and working conditions standards, pertaining to factories, docks and construction work.

  • Implementation of labour codes deferred beyond April 1 : Report Mar 31, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Implementation of labour codes deferred beyond April 1 : Report

    Twenty nine central labour laws governing occupational safety, minimum wages, and social security have been consolidated into four codes

  • Employers to constitute a negotiating council if no union enjoys majority support Mar 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Employers to constitute a negotiating council if no union enjoys majority support

    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.

  • What is Code on Wages, how will it impact Indian workforce and other questions answered Mar 04, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    What is Code on Wages, how will it impact Indian workforce and other questions answered

    As per an International Labour Organisation report published in March 2020, there are 400 million unorganised workers in India.

  • What the proposed Labour Codes mean for employers and employees Feb 09, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    What the proposed Labour Codes mean for employers and employees

    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.

  • Code on Wages, Code on Social Security to increase employer's financial liability Jan 14, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    Code on Wages, Code on Social Security to increase employer's financial liability

    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.

  • Labour Codes may get implemented before April 1: Report Jan 13, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Labour Codes may get implemented before April 1: Report

    Twenty nine central labour laws have been consolidated into four codes on occupational safety, minimum wages, and social security.

  • Will the proposed WFH rule weaken the bargaining power of workers? Here's what experts think Jan 12, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    Will the proposed WFH rule weaken the bargaining power of workers? Here's what experts think

    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.

  • Labour Ministry issues draft standing orders on work from home under new Industrial Relations Code: Report Jan 02, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Labour Ministry issues draft standing orders on work from home under new Industrial Relations Code: Report

    The Labour Ministry's draft standing orders have been released for public comments over the next 30 days.

  • For work from home to continue beyond COVID, the regulatory framework must change Dec 31, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    For work from home to continue beyond COVID, the regulatory framework must change

    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

  • Explained : Why the employers may have to revise offer letters Dec 24, 2020 07:19 PM IST

    Explained : Why the employers may have to revise offer letters

    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.

  • App-based transport workers' federation writes to Labour Ministry, expresses concern over Draft Code on Social Security 2020 Dec 21, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    App-based transport workers' federation writes to Labour Ministry, expresses concern over Draft Code on Social Security 2020

    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.

  • Explained | New Labour Code: Will revised rules for overtime pay benefit employees? Dec 09, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Explained | New Labour Code: Will revised rules for overtime pay benefit employees?

    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

  • Centre to review state laws for 'conflict' with labour codes: Report Dec 04, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    Centre to review state laws for 'conflict' with labour codes: Report

    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

  • Explained: The four labour codes and what they mean for India's workforce Nov 24, 2020 04:07 PM IST

    Explained: The four labour codes and what they mean for India's workforce

    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.

  • RSS-affiliate labour union Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh to hold nation-wide protest on October 28 over "anti-worker" labour codes Oct 06, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    RSS-affiliate labour union Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh to hold nation-wide protest on October 28 over "anti-worker" labour codes

    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.

  • Labour Ministry allays fears about Labour Codes Sep 28, 2020 06:33 PM IST

    Labour Ministry allays fears about Labour Codes

    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.

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