Labour Law Reporter contains judgments with head notes, important points on the law relating to Factories, Labour, Workmen's Compensation, Industrial Disputes, Employees' Insurance, Payment of Wages, Bonus, Gratuity, Provident Funds Acts besides informative articles and solutions to labour problems, as regular features.
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Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Uttar Pradesh from 01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
D.A. from 01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
MW per month
01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
MW per day
01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013
Minimum Wages Revised in Delhi
Notice of Demand by Recovery Officer for Provident Fund Dues cannot be challenged before EPF Appellate Tribunal
Revised Rates of Minimum Wages in State of Haryana w.e.f. 1.1.2013
By a Notification No. IR-II/6430-6579 dated 22.02.2013 the Labour Department, Government of Haryana has revised the minimum rates of wages of various categories of employees with retrospective effect i.e. 1.1.2013. The revised rates are as follows:
EPF Pass Book - now available ON LINE : http://members.epfoservices.in/
India needs to make labour laws flexible for jobs
30,000 new IT jobs likely in Odisha
Labour Minister releases report on flexi staffing
ESIC raises maternity grant
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN DELHI W.E.F. 1.10.2012
CLERICAL AND SUPERVISORY STAFF
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN PUNJAB W.E.F. 01.09.2012
w.e.f 1.09.2012 to 28/02/13 monthly/Daily (in Rs.)
4568 / 175.56
4915 / 188.84
4756 / 182.68
5299 / 196.89
5012 / 192.43
5745 / 220.73
5555 / 212.59
5074 / 202.36
5268 / 209.83
5745 / 220.22
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Haryana w.e.f 1.7.2012
Provident Fund Dept. asks for Rs.55 cr from Ahluwalia Contracts pertaining to the workers engaged to build two Commonwealth Games in 2010
Labour unrest at Maruti Suzuki plant - One person dead and many injured - production suspended and share falling more than 8 per cent.
Enhancement in Labour Welfare Fund in Haryana @ Rs. 10/- & Rs. 20/- respectively.
Demonstrations/dharnas/shouting slogans, picketing etc. can be restrained by courts : Delhi HC
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Delhi w.e.f. 1.4.2012
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in State of Punjab w.e.f. 1.3.2012
EPF interest rate slashed to 8.25%
HARYANA HIKES MINIMUM WAGES w.e.f. 01.01.2012
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Maharashtra from 1.1.2012 to 30.6.2012.
EPF Tribunal waives 75% pre-deposit condition for admitting an appeal by an employer.
Excluded employees - can't be covered : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Both transferor and transferee are liable for damages : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Coverage under section 1(3)(b) but notice under section 1(3)(a) to be quashed : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Levying damage ignoring excess payment - not proper : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Covering voluntary - without application - unsustainable : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Claim for pension fund untenable in the absence of disposal of plea for exemption : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Coverage sans detail of employees quashed : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Allowances forming part of minimum wages can be split for EPF contribution : EPF Appellate Tribunal
Rs.141 increase in minimum wages in Haryana w.e.f. 1st July, 2011.
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN MAHARASHTRA
Revised Minimm Wages in Delhi w.e.f. 1.4.2011
EPFO APPOINTS STANCHART AS CUSTODIAN OF SECURITIES
P&H High Court dismisses appeal of EPFO challenging splitting of Minimum Wages.
CBI registers a case against the then Additional Central Provident Fund Commissioner and eight officers of EPFO
EPFO appoints fund managers for its Rs.3.5 lakh crore corpus
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in State of Punjab w.e.f 1.3.2011
Schools & Hospitals in Delhi also Covered under ESI Act.
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Delhi w.e.f 1.2.2011
Banks to pay State Governments’ minimum wages : Bombay High Court
Minimum Rates of Wages in Various States
Minimum Rates of Wages in Haryana w.e.f. 01.01.2011
Once the Employees' Provident Funds applies, it will continue for ever. P.F Tribunal
Personal property of a Director can’t be attached for ESI dues. Mad. High Court
Prosecution of a Courier Company not being a factory is to be quashed. Mad. High Court
Allowances, even forming part of minimum wages, will not attract provident fund contributions. P&H High Court
MAHARASHTRA MW 01.01.11 TO 30.06.11
Provident Fund contributions not attracted on allowances even when part of minimum wages.
MINIMUM WAGES IN HIMACHAL PRADSH
MINIMUM WAGES IN RAJASTHAN
Pay wages by cheque - Haryana Govt. instructs Employer
India to beat China in 2011 hiring
No relationship of employer and employees when the latter as engaged through contractor was not being paid his wages by principal employer and also was no control and supervision : Supreme Court.
Employees’ Provident Fund contributions only on Bonus and D.A. : EPF Tribunal
Coolies/Hamalies not employees to be covered under Employees’ Provident Fund Act.
Karigar charges not wages to attract Provident Fund contribution.
Consultants, when working from home, not employees for coverage under Employees’ Provident Fund Act.
Clubbing for more than one establishments for coverage under Employees’ Provident Fund is not legal : P.F. Tribunal.
Disgrunttled staff beat up HR official to death at Ghaziabad.
Industrial Disputes Act amended after 26 years. Workmen can approach directly to Labour Court . An employer employing 20 or more persons to have Grievance Redressal Committee.
Haryana Revises Minimum Wages - Haryana Govt. has increased the minimum wages of over 11 Lakh workers in the state.
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Maharashtra for the period (01.07.2010 to 31.12.2010)
ESI ceiling enhanced to Rs.15,000/-.
REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN DELHI W.E.F. 1.2.2010
Revised Rates of Minimum Wages in Haryana w.e.f. 1.1.2010
Gratuity cap may be raised to Rupees Ten Lakhs even before the Budget.
Delhi High Court restrains striking staff of Batra Hospital to demonstrate 100 meters away
Rs. 15,000 from Rs. 6,500 salary cap proposed for coverage under Provident Fund.
Registration under Shops and Establishment Acts restarted in Delhi.
EPFO proposes Salary Cap Rise To Rs.10000
The Government of NCT of Delhi has amended Minimum Rates of Wages effective from 01-08-2009:-
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in the State of Haryana w.e.f. July 2009
Category Monthly Wages Daily Wages
Unskilled - Rs. 3913.93/- Rs. 150.53
Semi-Skilled A Rs. 4043.93/- Rs. 155.53
Semi-Skilled B Rs. 4173.93/- Rs. 160.53
Skilled A Rs. 4303.93/- Rs. 165.53
Skilled B - Rs. 4433.93/- Rs. 170.53
Highly Skilled Rs. 4563.93/- Rs. 175.53
No Union has any right to host flag on employers premises:Kerala HC
Wages - even when minimum can be split into HRA for Provident Fund Contributions: EPF Tribunal
Delhi High Court restrains agitating staff from staging demonstration etc. within 50 meters of Venu Eye Institute.
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Punjab w.e.f. 1.3.2009
Unskilled - Rs. 3302.00/-
Semi-Skilled (I&B) i.e. Upper- Rs. 3647.00/-
Semi-Skilled (II&A) i.e. Lower- Rs. 3488.00/-
Skilled (I&B) i.e. Upper- Rs. 4031.00/-
Skilled (II&A) i.e. Lower- Rs. 3744.00/-
Highly Skilled (I) i.e. Upper- Rs. 4477.00/-
Highly Skilled (II) i.e. Lower- Rs. 4287.00/-
a) Clerk, Timekeeper, Salesman, Conductor,
Store Keeper etc. - Rs. 3806.00/-
b) Accountant, Graduate Clerk, Assistant
Supervisor, Car Driver, Cashier, Muneem,
Steno Typist, Ugrahia - - Rs. 4000.00/-
c) Truck/Bus/Tempo Driver, Supervisor, Stenographer - Rs. 4477.00/-
Get provident fund dues in one week from November
Private Educational Institutes and Nursing Homes/Hospitals in Haryana are covered under ESI Act.
Loaders,Unloaders,Door Delivery Boys not coverable under Employees Provident Funds Act.
Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in state of Haryana revised w.e.f. January, 2009
Unskilled - Rs. 3840.01/-
Semi-Skilled A- Rs. 3970.01/-
Semi-Skilled B- Rs. 4100.01/-
Skilled A- Rs. 4230.01/-
Skilled B- Rs. 4360.01/-
Highly Skilled - Rs. 4490.01/-
The Indian Labour Conference has recommended to review Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970.
22-25% hike in salaries in the public sector banks.
Hindustan Motors workers opt pay-cut to save job.
Housewives in Kerala - to form union for payable house work.
Healthcare management will need over seven lakh professionals by 2012.
Pilots to sue Kingfisher Airlines for salary cuts.
10 overweight air-hostesses sacked by AI. Airline justifies decision citing rules prescribed in the employment contract . All terminated hostesses were serving on domestic routes.
Over 40 lakh PF subscribers likely to lose tax exemption.
A Director/Manager of a company without administrative powers will be a workman under Industrial Disputes Act. Bombay H.C
Contract Labour likely to get payment by cheque soon.
Gratuity ceiling proposed to be enhanced from Rs.3.5.Lakhs to Rs.10.Lakhs.
Government Mandates EPF for Foreign Workers.
After 19 yrs, man gets job back, with benefits.
Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal to function from Scope Minar, Laxami Nagar,Delhi,with effect from 15-9-08
Three more banks with nation wide branches to collect Provident Fund contributions.
Staff cannot be demoted with transfer:Delhi High Court
No leniency for employee for getting jobs by using forged caste certificates:Supreme Court
Three private companies i.e HSBC,ICICI Prudential and Reliance Capital (along with SBI),allowed to manage Provident Fund. 56 year monopoly of SBI as the only fund manager comes to an end.
Provident Funds Act to apply on establishments employing 10 or more employees
Minimum Rates of Wages in state of Rajasthan revised w.e.f. 1.3.2008
Unskilled - Rs. 2600.00/-
Semi-Skilled - Rs. 2782.00/-
Skilled - Rs. 2990.00/-
Minimum Rates of Wages is state of Haryana revised w.e.f. 1.1.2008
Unskilled - Rs. 3586.00/-
Semi-Skilled - (a) Rs. 3176.00/- (b) Rs. 3846.00/-
Skilled - (a) Rs. 3976.00/- (b) Rs. 4106.00/-
Highly-Skilled - Rs. 4236.00/-
Minimum Wages in Himachal Pradesh are revised on 28-5-2008 from Rs.75 to Rs. 100 for unskilled, Rs. 110 for semi skilled and Rs. 126 for skilled categories of workers, with retrospective date 1-1-2008.
Employees Provident Funds Act once applicable to an establishment, would continue to apply even when the number of persons falls below the prescribe limit : Kerala High Court
Sexual harrasment amounts misconduct outside workplace also :Delhi High Court
Employees Provident Fund may cover all employees and be extended to establishments employing ten or more persons.
Raid conducted on Hiranandani Construction Premises in Mumbai for evading tax to the tune of Rs.168 crores in Employees Provident Funds
Canteen workers through contractor entitled to absorption when employer is under statutory obligation to provide a canteen and also, the contractor was only a name lender. S.C
Acceptance of resignation after its withdrawal by the employee will not be legal.
No compensation payable when deceased workman died more than 1 km. away from the work-place.
Flat rate of 25% damages for late deposit of provident funds contributions, when less than 6 months is not legal.
Oberoi Hotel employee gets compensation instead of Reinstatement for allegdly stealing 30 soup spoons.
A teacher who assaults the principal is a "goonda" and has no place in employment : SC
Factories Act to be Extended on Hotels
Government directed Gurgoan Malls to observe close day on Tuesday
Shed Flab or face action : Airline tells Airhostesses
Leave Encashment not included in wages for Provident Fund Calculation : SC
Revised Rates of Minimum Wages in Delhi - 3rd March, 2008
Strike in hospitals deserves severest action; 6 months rigorous imprisonment to 11 hospital employees for rioting strikers