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That Hero MotoCorp's promoter Pawan Munjal emerged as the highest paid director among the top listed private companies, taking home a pay packet of nearly Rs.44 crore last fiscal.

That Accenture, IT consulting and services firm, said it wants to grow the number of woman employees in the company to 40 per cent, globally, by 2017.

That IT and services body Nasscom expects that hiring by IT companies would be about 2,75,000 during the current year as stated by its Chairman BVR Mohan Reddy at Hyderabad.

That Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi reported the maximum number of sexual
harassment cases at 51.

That Lucknow boy Ashutosh Agarwal, a final-year computer science student of IIT Patna, has bagged a plum job with an annual package of Rs.1.8 crore at Google Inc.

That the BJP government is considering a proposal to increase the maternity leave for working women from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

That according to the study by IIMAhmedabad, the total emoluments of a 'general helper', the lowest-ranked employee in government, is Rs.22,579, more than twice that of his peer in the private sector.

That the 95 directors belonging to 34 private sector firms in the Nifty, 11 had remuneration in excess of 400 times the median average staff pay.

That the Delhi Assembly has approved a whopping 400 per cent hike in the basic salary of MLAs and Ministers who are from Aam Aadmi (common man) Party.

That Manjula Vaghela who was earning Rs.5 per day is now heads a cleaners' cooperative with 400 members that provides cleaning and housekeeping services to 45 institutions and societies in Gujarat.

 
 
 

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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Besides all important cases of Supreme Court and High Court with important points at a glance, Labour Law Reporter contains -

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Important Judgements A Complete Multi Faceted Journal
  • Dismissal of a factory worker, for sleeping during duty hours, is justified. Gau. HC 47
  • Contract labour can be engaged when not prohibited by the government. Del. HC 19
  • Unauthorised absence, would justify dismissal from service. Del. HC 66
  • Pre-deposit of damages is not mandatory in appeal in EPF Tribunal. Supreme Court 55
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COMPLIANCES BY EMPLOYERS
FOR JANUARY 2016
STATUE (Central)
COMPLIANCE
LAST DATE
Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 Deposit of ESI contribution
21st Jan.
Annual Information About Factory / Estt. Covered
31st Jan.
Factories Act, 1948 Annual Return
15th Jan.
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 Annual Returns & Details of Payment Ending 31st Dec.
21st Jan.
Contract Labour (R & A) Act, 1970 Half Yearly Return by Contractor (in Duplicate)
30th Jan.
Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 Annual Return, within 30 Days after the expiry of 8 months from the close of the accounting year
30th Jan.
Employees’ Provident Funds & Misc. Provisions Act, 1952 Remittance of contributions
15th Jan.
Latest News on Labour Laws

MINIMUM WAGES vis-a-vis PROVIDENT FUND CONTRIBUTIONS

UAN based On-line nomination forms-reg. (Circular from Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) on 3-Nov-2015

EPFO RAISES MAXIMUM INSURANCE COVER TO RS 6 LAKH
Important decisions have been taken at the 208th Central Board of Trustees (CBT) meeting in Hyderabad, will benefit 40 million contributing members of the EPFO.
"In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees under the chairmanship of BandaruDattatreya, Union Minister for Labour& Employment enhanced the insurance benefits under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 admissible to dependants of EPF members from the present maximum of Rs 360,000 to Rs 600,000.This will benefit 4 crore EPF contributing members," said a press statement from the Union labour ministry. The release mentioned last year the government paid around Rs 180 crore to about 30,000 beneficiaries.

ONE YEAR CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO BE REMOVED
In another major relief, the trustees also decided to remove the condition of continuous employment of one year under current employer before being eligible for insurance benefits.
At present, only subscribers who have worked for one year continuously in the same organisationis eligible for the insurance cover. The nominee of the subscriber gets 20 times of average wage drawn during the past 12 months with 20% bonus on it. This means, on a wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 every month, the maximum amount assured works out to be Rs 3.6 lakh.
The trustees approved an incentive scheme for employers to seed Universal Account Number (UAN) with Know Your Customer (KYC) documents.

EMPLOYERS COULD CLAIM 10% REFUND OF ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES
For instance, an employer can claim 10% refund of administrative charges paid during the quarter if the establishment provides Aadhar card details of 80% employees, bank details of all the employees and PAN card detail wherever applicable. This will become operational from October 1 for one year.

EPFO UNVEILS MOBILE APP, HANDSET-BASED SERVICES
The three new mobile-based services meant for EPF members are a Mobile Application, SMS-based Universal Account Number Activation and a Missed Call service.
Once the new mobile application from the EPFO website is downloaded, the members would be able to activate their UAN accounts from their mobile phones and can also access their accounts to view monthly credits and details available with EPFO.
Similarly, EPF pensioners have been given the option to access their pension disbursement details through this mobile app. Likewise, the employer can also view remittance details.
A new SMS-based UAN activation service was also launched, which enables members to activate their accounts by sending an SMS to 7738299899.
Once UAN is activated, the member becomes eligible for all services under the programme such as credit alerts, passbooks and the like. This new service is helpful mainly to those members who may not have easy access to computers or smartphones.
EPFO already has in place a Short Code SMS service, which helps members get their details along with contribution and PF balance through an SMS to 7738299899.
As an extension to this service, a missed call at 011 22901406 - at no cost to the member - will fetch the user all the required details. As this facility is available only to UAN members, the activation is expected to pick up.

Maharashtra Minimum Wages declared by the Department of Labour for the period Jul 15 to Dec 15

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Security Guard w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Public Motor Transport w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Hotels & Restaurants w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Hospital & Nursing Homes w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in General Engineering & Fabrication Industry w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Electronics Industry w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Construction, Maintenance of Roads, or in Building Operations w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Chemical Fertilizer Industry w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Employment in Automobile Workshop w.e.f. 1.4.2015

TamilNadu : Revised Minimum Wages under Establisment of Shop and Commercial Establishment w.e.f. 1.4.2015

MINIMUM WAGES  NOTIFICATION  OF  GUJARAT under SHOPS AND ESTABLISHMENTS w.e.f. 1-Apr-2015  

  Zone1 Zone2
CATEGORY Basic DA Daily Monthly Basic DA Daily Monthly

SKILLED

7618 270.4 303.4 7888.4 7384 270.4 294.4 7654.4
SEMI-SKILLED 7384 270.4 294.4 7654.4 7176 270.4 286.4 7446.4
UNSKILLED 7176 270.4 286.4 7446.4 6968 270.4 278.4 7238.4

Revised Minimum Wages of Uttar Pradesh w.e.f. 1-4-15 to 30-9-15

Online Payment of ESIC Contribution Made Easier

Minimum Rates of Wages in Delhi

CATEGORY MONTHLY
   Earlier Now
Unskilled Rs.8632.00 Rs.9048.00
Semi-skilled Rs.9542.00 Rs.10010.00
Skilled Rs.10478.00 Rs.10998.00
CLERICAL AND SUPERVISORY STAFF
Non-matriculates Rs.9542.00 Rs.10010.00
Matriculate but not graduate Rs.10478.00 Rs.10998.00
Graduate and above Rs.11414.00 Rs.11986.00

Gazette Notification on enhancement of statutory wage ceiling to Rs. 15000/-, minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month and 20% additional relief on the amount of assurance benefit admissible under EDLI Scheme, 1976

REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN HARYANA W.E.F. 1.7.2013

  Category Monthly Per Day
  Unskilled Rs.5341.51 Rs. 205.44
  Semi Skilled (A) Rs.5471.51 Rs. 210.44
  Semi Skilled (B) Rs.5601.51 Rs. 215.44
  Skilled (A) Rs.5731.51 Rs. 220.44
  Skilled (B) Rs.5861.51 Rs. 225.44
  Highly Skilled Rs. 5991.51 Rs. 230.44

Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Uttar Pradesh from 01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013

Category

MW
per month

D.A. from 01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013

MW per month
w.e.f.
01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013

MW per day
w.e.f.
01.04.2013 to 30.09.2013

 Unskilled

2600.00

2375.86

4975.86

191.38

 Semi-skilled

2964.00

2708.48

5672.48

218.17

 Skilled

3290.00

3006.38

6296.38

242.17

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:

Category Monthly Per Day
Unskilled Rs.5212.15 Rs. 200.46
Semi Skilled (A) Rs.5342.15 Rs. 205.46
Semi Skilled (B) Rs.5472.15 Rs. 210.46
Skilled (A) Rs.5602.15 Rs. 215.46
Skilled (B) Rs.5732.15 Rs. 220.46
Highly Skilled Rs.5862.15 Rs. 225.46

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

CATEGORY

MONTHLY

Earlier Now
Unskilled Rs.7020.00  Rs. 7254.00
Semi-skilled Rs.7748.00 Rs. 8008.00
Skilled Rs.8528.00 Rs. 8814.00

CLERICAL AND SUPERVISORY STAFF

Non-matriculates Rs.7748.00 Rs. 8008.00
Matriculate but not graduate Rs.8528.00 Rs. 8814.00
Graduate and above Rs.9282.00 Rs. 9594.00

REVISED MINIMUM RATES OF WAGES IN PUNJAB W.E.F. 01.09.2012

CATEGORIES                                               

w.e.f  1.09.2012 to 28/02/13 monthly/Daily  (in Rs.)

Un-Skilled

4568  /  175.56

S-Skilled Upper

4915 / 188.84

S-Skilled Lower

4756 /  182.68

Skilled Upper

5299 / 196.89

Skilled Lower

5012 / 192.43

H-skilled upper

5745 /  220.73

H-skilled lower

5555 /  212.59

Clerk

5074 /  202.36

Accountant\Graduate\Clerk

5268 /  209.83

Truck\Tempo\Bus driver\Supervisor\Stenographer

5745 /  220.22

Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Haryana w.e.f 1.7.2012

CategoryMOnthlyDaily
Unskilled4967.29191.04
Semi-Skilled - A5097.29196.04
Semi-Skilled - B5227.29201.04
Skilled - A5357.29206.04
Skilled - B5487.29211.04
Highly Skilled5617.29216.04

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