Labor Law Updates (State Wise)

Gujarat Govt: Hostels For Labourers Will Also Have Canteen Facilities

The state government has told the Gujarat high court that to avoid hardships that the migrant labourers faced during the lockdown, it has launched a housing scheme for them which will have canteen facilities too. In response to a PIL filed by Child Rights Network, Gujarat, which sought to secure basic rights for migrant labourers, …

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Gujarat: Amendment To Industrial Disputes Act Gets Presidential Nod

Gujarat’s amendment to the Industrial Disputes Act that seeks to increase ease of business by reducing the compliance burden on industries in terms of layoffs, retrenchment and compensation has received the assent of President Ram Nath Kovind, an official said on Saturday. The Industrial Disputes (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2020, which was passed in the state …

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Madras HC: No Benefits If Tax Haven Route Not Justified

Mumbai: In a judgement that could impact several foreign companies investing in India through subsidiaries or investment arms registered in other countries, the Madras High Court has ruled that tax benefits can be withdrawn if the investment is merely done to circumvent domestic tax laws. The order would support the tax department’s claim that any investment coming from outside …

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J&K High Court: Payment Of Pension Not A Bounty To Employee

SRINAGAR: Observing that payment of pension is not a bounty to the employee, the J&K High Court has directed authorities to release pension and retiral benefits in favour of a former Chief General Manager of J&K State Power Development Corporation who had superannuated in 2014. Disposing of a petition filed by the former CGM, Abdul Rashid …

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Madras HC: Is An Illegitimate Child Entitled To Maintenance Under S. 125 CrPC?

Madras High Court: B. Pugalendhi, J., while addressing an issue observed and reiterated the established position of the Supreme Court that, under Section 125 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 an illegitimate child is entitled to maintenance. Present criminal revision case was filed against the Judicial Magistrate’s order. Petitioner’s second wife i.e. respondent 2 states that she got married …

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Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha: Labour Reforms Likely To Result Into Large Scale Unemployment In Gujarat

The quashed notification of the Gujarat government allowing factories to extend shifts up to 12 hours from eight hours could have paved way for large scale unemployment in the state, claims Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha (GMS), one of the petitioners in the Supreme Court against the notification intended to bring foreign investments in the state. The …

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“Not An Internal Emergency Threatening The Security Of The Country”: Supreme Court quashes Notification Of Gujarat Government Exempting factories from paying overtime wages

The Supreme Court today quashed a Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers and providing ideal working conditions to them amid the COVID-19 lockdown (Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha & Anr. v. State of Gujarat). The Court has also directed the government to pay overtime wages to workers for that period. The Bench …

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Karnataka Standing Orders Amended To Include Fixed Term Employment

Karnataka government has notified the amended Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules, 1961 to introduce the term ‘fixed term workman’ – contracted for employment for a fixed period. “…his hours of work, wages, allowances and other benefits shall not be less than that of permanent workers” and “…shall be eligible for all statutory benefits available …

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Delhi HC: Employees Cannot Seek Enforcement Of Normal Employment Terms

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition claiming that the Air Force Civil Cooks are being forced to stay away from their homes for 28 days in a month observing that employees cannot seek the enforcement of “normal” employment terms amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic according to a report published in Hindustan Times. A division …

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