Labour Laws India Forum

Legislative Initiatives

Under Payment of Bonus Amendment Act, eligibility limit for payment of bonus enhanced from Rs 10000/- to Rs. 21000/- per month and the Calculation Ceiling from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 7000/- or the minimum wages. Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2017 enabling payment of Wages to employees by Cash or Cheque or crediting it to their bank account. Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016provides for complete ban on employment of children below 14 years in any occupation or process. Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017,increases the paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks. The Employee Compensation (Amendment) Act, seeks to rationalize penalties and strengthen the rights of the workers under the Act.

Governance Reforms

Posted – 01/16/18 3:24am by

1-Online linking of Adhaar with UAN

2-EPF auto transfer with changing of Job.

3-Paying home lone EMI

4-Online withdrawal & advances

5-Not required to submit any medical certificate / documents for medical advances

6-UMANG - unified Mobile App for new age governance

Posted – 11/21/17 11:36pm by

The landmark verdict by Central Administrative Tribunal on the  petition of Anuradha Arya, a 'guest teacher' at Government Girl's School, benefited the working women’s across the nation who had to quit their jobs or forced to take a break,under the impression that they are not entitle of six months maternity leave because of being ad-hoc / temporary nature of employment.

Posted – 10/24/17 9:45pm by, updated or replied 10/24/17 9:48pm

Bosch Declares Lockout at Jaipur Plant-2015 Auto component major Bosch Ltd has declared a lockout at its Jaipur plant due to an ongoing worker unrest at the facility.

Toyota Motor Corporation - 2014-Toyota's twin plants at Bidadi, Bangalore remained shut for 36 days owing to workers' strike for wage hike. The plants continued to work with 700-800 contract labourers; however there was a 40 percent decrease in production capacity. Moreover, the delivery time of the vehicle increased, and discounts were removed from Innova, Etios and Liva models.

Posted – 09/14/17 2:30am by, updated or replied 10/15/17 11:30pm

Effective August 28, 2017, the wage ceiling under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 ("Act") was increased to an average wage ceiling of INR 24,000 per month from INR 18,000 per month, pursuant to a notification by the Indian Government. As a result of such increase, the Act, which applies only with respect to employees who earn less than the wage ceiling, will become applicable to a larger number of employees. The Act regulates the payment of wages to certain classes of employed persons, and contains provisions in relation to, inter alia, the responsibility for payment of wages, fixing of wage-periods, time of payment of wages, and maintenance of registers and records. The Act defines the term "wages," which term is referred to in some of the other Indian labour enactments.

Posted – 08/31/17 12:04am by

It helps EPFO subscribers to avoid deductions from their pay on account of mandatory social cover provided to workers under the legal framework of the country where they are posted.


New Delhi: Subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO heading for foreign postings can now apply online for certificate of coverage (CoC) to avoid deductions for social security cover abroad.

Posted – 08/26/17 12:43am by

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new wage code bill which will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws.The proposed legislation is expected to benefit over 4 crore employees across the country.File image of Narendra Modi with his Cabinet ministers. PIB

The Labour Code on Wages Bill will consolidate the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Payment of Wages Act, 1936; the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, sources said.

Posted – 07/27/17 4:43am by


 The workers at a mobile phone factory in Greater Noida turned violent on Tuesday evening when the company’s management sacked  over 60 workers without any prior notice.Over the last couple of months, after Indian Premier League cricket tournament was concluded, Vivo company handed over pink slips to over a thousand workers. The Chinese handset maker has been one of the official sponsors of the 10th edition of IPL this year.The growing resentment among the workers took a violent turn on Tuesday, when one of the guards of the company allegedly slapped a worker after he asked about his job.Soon after the incident, thousands of workers gathered and staged a protest against the errant policies of the company. The workers inside the factory also broke windowpanes of the building and cell phone assembly units in the factory.

Posted – 07/27/17 3:50am by, updated or replied 07/27/17 4:31am, HotDoodle™ Custom Web Design and Quality Affordable Website Designers for Small Businesses and Professionals
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