Employment Law Update January 2023 to March 2023
In this issue, Samvad brings you the latest developments and updates in the ever-evolving world of employment and labour law. This update covers key legislative developments, case law updates, and the status of labour codes between January 2023 to April 2023. Among others, the update captures a series of circulars issued by the EPFO pursuant to the directions of the Supreme Court of India and updates on the movement in the Labour Codes. The Samvad team examines the latest trends in employment litigation, including high-profile cases and landmark judgments that are shaping the legal landscape. Overall, this issue of employment law updates provides a comprehensive overview of the latest legal developments and trends in employment law. We hope it will be a valuable resource for employers and HR professionals looking to stay up-to-date on the latest legal requirements and best practices.
Impact of the Supreme Court case of EPFO and ORS. V. Sunil Kumar B. and ORS.On the Employee's Pension Scheme, 1995.
By way of Section 6A of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (“EPF Act”), the Government of India formulated the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 (“EPS”), which seeks to provide a statutory pension to beneficiaries including widows, orphans, and retiring personnel of companies covered under the EPF Act.
Dual Employment or Moonlighting in India
‘Moonlighting’ or dual employment, refers to the practice of taking up a second job, often covertly, outside normal business hours, while continuing to be formally employed with another employer. In India, moonlighting is often perceived as a way of acquiring an additional source of income and improving one’s skillset, especially amongst certain categories of skilled employment.
All you need to know about anti-sexual harassment laws.
Our Partner, Ashwini Vittalachar recently authored an article on the ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’. This was published in Your Story, a platform for start-ups and entrepreneur related stories. This forms part of a series of articles on various topics of interest to start-ups and entrepreneurs that will be published in the coming weeks.
Sexual Harassment at Workplace – Launch of Online Complaint Portal
Sexual Harassment at Workplace – Launch of Online Complaint Portal – To ensure effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has launched an online platform which provides a single window access to every woman, whether employed in the private or public sector, to facilitate the registration of a complaint related to sexual harassment at the workplace.
Payment of Wages Act – Salary Threshold Revised
Salary threshold for applicability of the Payment Wages Act, 1936, increased from Rupees Eighteen Thousand to Rupees Twenty Four Thousand per month, with effect from August 28, 2017
Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure – India Chapter
An interesting comparative law look at how different countries allocate court costs.
Amendments to the Employee Provident Fund Scheme
Amendments to the Employee Provident Fund Scheme, 1952: Idle EPF Account to Earn Interest
Is Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Curtailing Women’s Growth?
An analysis of the judgement of the Supreme Court of India in Vishakha v. State of Rajasthan, and a critique of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013.
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