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Tamil Nadu

Updated: 2nd November, 2021

Automobile Manufacturing Industry as Public Utility Service

The Tamil Nadu Government, vide notification No. G.O.(Rt) No.370, dated 2nd November 2021, has declared “Automobile Manufacturing Industry” as public utility service under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 for a period of six months with effect from the date of publication of this notification.

The definition of public utility service is defined under Section 2 (n) of The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 2nd November, 2021

Holiday List

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide Government Order No. G.O.Ms.No.935, dated 2nd November 2021, has declared the public holidays for 2022 under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the State Government offices and all Commercial banks including Co-operative banks in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 29th October, 2021

ESIC Provisions in Coimbatore and Thanjavur

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O.4526(E), dated 29th October 2021, with effect from 1st November 2021, has made the following provisions of the ESIC Act, 1948 applicable in all the areas of Coimbatore and Thanjavur districts in the State of Tamil Nadu.

• Section 38- All employees to be insured.
• Sections 39, 40, 41, 42, 43- Regarding payment of employee and employer contributions.
• Sections 45A to 45H- Determination of contribution in certain case, appellate authority, recovery of contributions, procedure for recovery, and application of certain provisions of the Income Tax Act.
• Sections 46 to 73- Benefits, employer not to dismiss or punish employee during period of sickness.
• Sections 74, 75, sub-sections (2) to (4) of Section 76, 80, 82 and 83- Constitution of Employees’ Insurance Court, matter to be decided by the Insurance Court, proceedings, appeal, etc.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 1st October, 2021

Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972

The Tamil Nadu Government, vide Notification No. 455, dated 1st October 2021, has amended the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972, to enhance the yearly contributions to be paid to the Labour Welfare Fund by amending sub Section (1) of Section 15 of The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972.

As per the new provision, every employee shall contribute a sum not exceeding 50 rupees per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Labour Welfare Fund and every employer shall in respect of each such employee, contribute a sum not exceeding 100 rupees per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Labour Welfare Fund and the Government shall, in respect of each such employee, contribute a sum not exceeding 50 rupees per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Labour Welfare Fund.

Earlier, the said contributions were Rs. 10, 20, and 10 respectively.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 28th September, 2021

Election Holiday

The Tamil Nadu Government, vide Order NO G.O. (Ms) No.121, dated 28th September 2021, has declared 6th October 2021 (Wednesday) and 9th October 2021 (Saturday) as paid holidays to every person employed in any business, trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishments who are entitled to cast vote in their respective Rural Local Body election.

The election will take place in two phases on 6th and 9th of October 2021 in nine newly reconstituted districts - Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupathur, Villupuram, Kallakuruchi, Tirunelveli, and Tenkasi. Also, Casual Election will be held in 28 other districts on 9th October 2021.

This Rule may not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of employment in which he is engaged.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 6thSeptember, 2021

Labour Welfare Fund Act

A Bill further to Amend and Enhancement of LWF contributions.
The Tamil Nadu Government, vide its notification No. 399, dated 6th September 2021, introduced a Bill called the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2021, where amendment has been proposed to enhance the yearly contributions to be paid to the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund by amending sub-section (1) of Section 15 of The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972. As per the new provision, every employee shall contribute a sum not exceeding fifty rupees (50 INR) per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Labour Welfare Fund and every employer shall in respect of each such employee, contribute a sum not exceeding hundred rupees (100 INR) per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Labour Welfare Fund and the Government shall, in respect of each such employee, contribute a sum not exceeding fifty rupees (50 INR) per year, as may be prescribed, from time to time, to the Labour Welfare Fund.”
Earlier the said contributions were Rs.10, 20, and 10 respectively. The Bill seeks to give effect to the above decision.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 6thSeptember, 2021

Shops & Establishments Act

A Bill on Amendment of Tamil Nadu Shops & Establishments Act. The Tamil Nadu Government, vide its notification No. 399, dated 6th September 2021, introduced a Bill called the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2021 which has made certain amendments to the Tamil Nadu Shops & Establishment Act 1947.
After Section 22 of the Act, Section 22-A has been inserted, which makes it mandatory for all the employers to provide seating arrangements to all the employees to help them sit, which may require in the course of their work.
It was proposed earlier though not operationally initiated, on and from the date of commencement of the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2018, the employer of every establishment employing ten or more workers shall, within a period of six months from the date of commencement of his business, apply for registration and obtain a registration certificate, same to be initiated, and the Tamil Nadu Government has also replaced The Tamil Nadu Shops & Establishment (Amendment) Act 2018 with Tamil Nadu Shops & Establishment (Amendment) Act, 2021.
As per the new provision, the inspector on receipt of the application in the prescribed manner has to register the establishment and issue the registration certificate to the employer within twenty four hours of the receipt. If the registration certificate is not issued within a period of twenty hours from the date of receipt of application by the inspector, the registration certificate shall be deemed to have been granted under this Act.
The employer shall give intimation to the inspector, in case of any amendment, through the particulars furnished in the application form under sub-section (2), within a period of thirty days of such change. The inspector shall, on receipt of such intimation, amend the registration certificate or issue a fresh registration certificate.
The employer shall, within a period of thirty days of the closure of the establishment, give intimation of such closure to the inspector and on receipt of such intimation, he shall cancel the registration certificate:
The provision for renewal of the registration certificate has been cancelled and there is no any need to renew the registration certificate. The Bill seeks to give effect to the above decision.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 31st August, 2021

Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O.3528(E), dated, 31st August 2021, has notified 1st September 2021 as the effective date on which certain provisions of the said act will come into force in the entire area of Mayiladuthurai, Vellore, and Ariyalur districts in the State of Tamil Nadu, in addition to the already implemented area in the district.

Refer to the attached notification for further details.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 3rd August, 2021

Extension Of ESIC Medical Benefit in Madurai

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation by its Notification No. N-15/13/14/4/2015, dated 3rd August 2021, has extended its medical benefits to the families of Insured persons in the entire area of Madurai district in Tamil Nadu with effect from 1st August, 2021.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 28 th July, 2021

ESIC Provisions

ESIC Provisions will be implemented in all the areas of Madurai: The Central Government vide notification no. S.O. 2983(E), dated 28th July 2021 has appointed the 1st day of August, 2021, as the date on which the sections 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and sections 45A to 45H of Chapter IV; sections 46 to 73 of Chapter V; and sections 74, 75, sub-sections (2) to (4) of sections 76, 80, 82 and 83 of Chapter VI; of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 shall come into force in all the areas of Madurai district in the State of Tamil Nadu. These sections provide that all employees in factories or establishments to which this Act applies shall be insured. The principal employer shall pay in respect of every employee (whether directly employed by him or through an immediate employer), both the employer’s contribution and the employee’s contributions. If any contribution payable under this Act is not paid by the principal employer on the date on which such contribution has become due, he shall be liable to pay simple interest at the rate of twelve percent per annum or at such higher rate as may be specified in the regulations till the date of its actual payment.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 1st June, 2021

Renewal of approved licenses

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification no. TN G0 33, dated 1st June 2021, through the MSME department, has extended the period of renewal of various approved licenses - PCB, Factory, CLRA, ISMW, Legal Metrology, FSSI, Trade Fire & Rescue Services Licenses, etc. The period of approved operation is extended up to 31st December 2021, if they are due to expire between 1st May 2021 and 30th September 2021.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 28th May, 2021

ESIC services coverage extended

ESIC, vide notification no. S.O. 2068(E), dated 28th May 2021, has extended the ESIC service effective from the 1st day of June 2021 for the entire area of Erode District in the State of Tamil Nadu, in addition to the already implemented area in the said District.
This is in continuation to the ESIC endeavor to enlarge the coverage areas and provide benefits to members who were not earlier covered under this scheme.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 16 thMarch, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification dated 16th March, 2021, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st April, 2021, to 31st March, 2022.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 16thMarch, 2021

Public Holiday

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification No. Go.Ms.No.160 dated 16th March,.2021, has declared 6th April, 2021, (Tuesday) a Public holiday due to the General Election of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2021 & Bye-Election to Lok Sabha from 39 Kanya Kumari Constituency.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 11thJanuary, 2021

Shops and Establishments Rules

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide G.O. Ms. No. 7 dated 11th January, 2021, has issued a draft notification amending the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Rules, 1948. The proposed significant changes are as follows: (A) sub-rules (4) and (5) of rule 11 shall be omitted; i.e. 1 (4) Every employer shall maintain a Register of Fines, deductions for Damages or Loss and Advances in Form P provided that the signature or thumb-impression of the person employed shall be obtained in [Form P] immediately on the working day following the last day of the concerned month.

Every employer shall maintain a register of wages in [Form R] in his establishment.

(B) in rule 16, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-
(1) (a) Every employer shall maintain.
(i) a Register of persons employed in Form -U
(ii) a Register of Employment in Form -V
(iii) a Register of Wages in Form-W
(iv) a Register of Leave and Social Security Benefits in Form -X
(b) The registers referred to in clause (a) shall be maintained either electronically or manually.
(c) Where the registers referred to in clause (a) are maintained in electronic form, the layout and presentation of the registers may be adjusted without changing the integrity, serial number, and contents of the columns of the registers.
(3) Forms ‘P’,Q’ and ‘C’ shall be omitted.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 9thFebruary, 2021

ESIC

ESIC extends medical benefits in Dharmapuri and Ranipet districts of Tamil Nadu effective from 01st February, 2021 The Employees State Insurance Corporation has notified the extension of medical benefits to the families of insured persons in the entire area of Dharmapuri and Ranipet districts in Tamil Nadu. It is effective from 1st February, 2021.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: December, 2020

Online Remittance of Labour Welfare Fund

The Government of Tamil Nadu has introduced online remittance of Labour welfare fund. Click Read More to view the detailed process flow guidelines of the department's portal lwb.tn.gov.in

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 24th November, 2020

Public Holiday On 25th November, 2020, Due to Cyclone

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide Government order G.O. Ms. No. 596, dated 24th November 2020, has declared a public holiday under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 for all Government offices, including the office of the local body, due to forecasted landfall in the coastal areas due to Cyclone 'Nivar' in Tamil Nadu State. The Chief Minister has announced public holiday in the coastal region. The Labour department has not issued any such notification, hence establishments may grant holiday and allow employees to work on any weekly off as compensatory for the cyclone leave.

Tamil Nadu

Updated: 27th October, 2020

Holiday List

The Government of Tamil Nadu, vide notification no. G.O.Ms. No.554, dated the 27th October, 2020, has issued a list of public holidays for the year 2021 which is applicable for all establishments registered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.