Notifications

Notifications

Notifications

Announcements by the Government of India & State Governments

Karnataka

Updated: 09th October, 2020

Vidhana Sabha Election

The Government of Karnataka vide circular dated 09.10.2020 has declared 03.11.2020 as paid holiday on behalf of Vidhana Sabha Election to be held in Sira and Raja Rajeswari Nagar constituency . The circular has directed all factories, shops and establishment, to declare paid holiday on the day of polling to enable the eligible employees to exercise their voting right. All Factories or Establishments irrespective of the location where it is situated has to provide a paid holiday to all employees who have voting rights in the said constituency. Due to if an eligible employee has to work on such day he has to be given sufficient break to cast his vote.

Kerala

Updated: 16th October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Kerala, vide notification dated 16th october 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect from 1st August 2020.

West Bengal

Updated: 30th September, 2020

Bonus Order

Government of West Bengal vide notification no. Labr./210/(LC-IR)/3C-01/18 dated 30.09.2020 has appealed to all employer to pay bonus to all of their employees.

India

Updated: 15th October, 2020

EPFO launches WhatsApp Helpline Service to address Grievances

Employees Provident Fund Organization has launched WhatsApp helpline service to address grievances. This allows PF subscribers to interact directly with regional PF offices at a personalized level.

Telangana

Updated: 14th October, 2020

Holidays Declared

The Government of Telangana, vide notification no. G.O.Rt. No.1539, dated 14th October 2020, has declared holiday on 14th and 15th October 2020, for all institutions in the banking sector, i.e Banks & Financial Institutions registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The notification has not specified if the holidays apply to Factories, Shops, and Establishments.

Rajasthan

Updated: 12th October, 2020

Factory Licenses

The Rajasthan Factories and Boilers Inspection Department has implemented an Auto Renewal System. This is now applicable for
renewal of factory licenses under the Factory Act, 1948. Owing to the ease of doing business initiative of the Government of India,
stakeholders may now opt in for an Auto Renewal Option.

Karnataka

Updated: 12th October, 2020

Ease of Doing Business

To Implement the recommendation of ease of doing business initiatives of the Government of India, the renewal procedures for
procuring Certificates/registrations/Licenses for establishments is hereby simplified. An auto renewal system will generate the said Certificates/registrations/Licenses through the E-Governance Portal of the Labour Department of Karnataka. The same shall be made
available upon the payment of the prescribed Statutory Fees. Auto Generation of Licenses and Permits have been mandated under the following:
1. Registrations under the Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act, 1961
2. Licenses under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
3. License under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
4. License under the Factories Act, 1948 Under this provision, the applicant/ business need not file any separate application.
The applicant can download the digitally signed approval certificate through department's portal.

India

Updated: 10th October, 2020

EPFO, Bulk Transfer of Funds

EPFO has launched the functionality for bulk transfer of funds from exempted establishments to RPFC through a single payment. This facility will increase the speed of funds transfer for exempted establishments.

Uttarakhand

Updated: 18th September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Uttarakhand, vide notification dated 18th September 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect
from 1st October 2020.

Maharastra

Updated: 09th October, 2020

ESIC Act, 1948

Maharastra amends the applicability of ESIC Act, 1948

India

Updated: 09th October, 2020

ESIC issues guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures at workplace

The Employees State Insurance Corporation has issued important guidelines to employers and workers to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The guidelines helps to identify the risk levels at individual workplace settings in the office premises and to determine appropriate control measures. Guidelines for structural and administrative measures and changes in human resource policies are also issued along with the Do’s and Don’ts by employers & workers are highlighted to contain the spread of the Corona virus. The need to formulate contingency plans such as cross training of employees, managing deliverables with higher absenteeism are also stressed to maintain continuity in business activities with keeping the workforce safe.

Uttar Pradesh

Updated: 08th October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide notification dated 08th October 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages with effect
from 1st October 2020.

India

Updated: 1st October, 2020

EPFO launches virtual hearing facility to conduct enquiries

Virtual hearing in quasi-judicial cases by Assessing Officers through Video conferencing by use of secure IT applications.

Goa

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Goa Amendment) Act, 2020

Goa increases the threshold limit of CLRA applicability

Telangana

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Telangana, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Chhattisgarh

Updated: 5th October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Chhattisgarh, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 05th October 2020.

India

Updated: 5th October, 2020

Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme

EPFO has increased the maximum assurance benefit under the EDLI scheme to Rs.7 lakhs.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Gujarat

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Gujarat, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Haryana

Updated: 30th September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Haryana, vide notification Dated 30th September, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st January 2020.

Madhya Pradesh

Updated: 29th September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, vide notification Dated 29th September, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Karnataka

Updated: 29th September, 2020

Stay order issued on deferred payment of wages

The Karnataka High court, vide order dated 11th September 2020, has issued a stay order on the notification #LD 72 LWA 2020, about minimum wages dated 20th July, 2020, which had said that employers can defer the payment of increased DA till March, 2021. As per the stay order,
establishments now have to pay the revised minimum and cannot defer the payment of minimum wages till further order from the Court.

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #37 of 2020, dated 29th September 2020 has issued the Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2020. The act is introduced to consolidate and amend the laws regulating the occupational safety, health, and working
conditions of persons employed in an establishment.

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code replaces the following thirteen legislations:
1. Factories Act, 1948
2. Mines Act, 1951
3. Dock Workers (Safety, Health, and Welfare Act, 1986
4. The Building and other Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
5. The Plantations Labour Act, 1951
6. The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act,1970
7. The Inter-State Migrant workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
8. The Working Journalist and other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service and Misc. Provision) Act, 1955
9. The Working Journalist (Fixation of rates of wages) Act, 1958
10. The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
11. Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Service) Act, 1976
12. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
13. The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Social Security Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #36 of 2020, dated 29th September, 2020, has issued the Social Security Code. The act is introduced
to amend and consolidate the laws relating to social security with the goal to extend social security to all employees and workers either in the organised, unorganised, or any other sectors.

The Social Security Code replaces the following nine legislations:
1. The EPF and M.P. Act, 1952
2. The ESIC Act, 1948
3. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
4. The Building and other Construction Workers Cess, Act
5. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
6. The Employees Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
7. The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
8. The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008
9. The Employees Compensation Act, 1923

India

Updated: 29th September, 2020

The Industrial Relations Code, 2020

The Government of India, vide notification #35 of 2020, dated 29th September, 2020, has issued the Industrial Relations Code, 2020. The act is introduced to consolidate and amend the laws relating to Trade Unions, conditions of employment in industrial establishments or undertaking, investigation, and settlement of industrial disputes.

The code replaces the following three legislations:
1. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
2. Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
3. Trade Unions Act, 1926

India

Updated: 23rd September, 2020

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

Further to the extension of unemployment benefits under the Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, the ESI corporation has enabled a new feature in the www.esic.in IP portal to facilitate online submission of unemployment claims directly with the respective ESIC Branch office.

Click here to submit your claims.

Bihar

Updated: 21st September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Bihar vide notification Dated 21-Sept-2020 has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.

Telangana

Updated: 17th September, 2020

Exemption of periodic renewal of license

Government of Telangana vide notification number G.O.Rt.No. 289 dated 17/09/2020 for Ease of Doing Business has exempted The Inter–State
Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 from periodic renewal of license. The license is deemed to be renewed subject to timely payment of renewal fee and within the prescribed time limit.

Jharkhand

Updated: 3rd September, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Jharkhand, vide notification Dated 03-Sept-2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April 2020.