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That 240 Indian farmers produce the same amount of food as six million Americans.
That over 200 million Indians in subsistence self employment want wage employment but there are no jobs.
That Air India has 15 unions whose general secretaries and presidents are given office accommodation, telephone, a number of free passages and leave to discharge union activities.
That the world's largest restaurant chain operator, Yum! Restaurants, which runs KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in India, is looking to increase its female staff as it plans to add 15,000 employees by end 2015.
That thousands of fatigued security personnel at Indira Gandhi International Airport's T3 are coping with exhausting 15-to-18 hour workdays due to a recent order that forbids resting or even sitting down while on duty.
That 160 million women in India, 88% of whom are of working age - that is between 15 to 59 years - just remain at home doing "household duties", according to Census data.
That Tata Consultancy Services should soon become the first private sector company in India to employ more than 10,00,000 women.
That Infosys CEO designate Vishal Sikka will be the highest paid professional CEO of an Indian company who will be getting salary $5.08 million (Rs.30 crore).
That in 2013-14, all-India data show only 2,11,000 apprentices were appointed in industry, which is a negligible number considering that the workforce is growing at 12 million a year.
That China has 5,50,000 vocational institutions, training eight million people a year. India has about 6,000 such institutes, training about one million people per year.
A Complete Multi Faceted Journal - FEBRUARY 2015
  • Provident Fund Membership should not be Compulsory 
  • Need for Optional Holidays 
  • Labour Problems & Their Solutions
    • Calculation of gratuity when workers are working for 22 days in a month
    • Bonus on suspension allowance
    • Termination of a probationer during probation period
    • Precautions for engaging contract labour
    • Deposit of provident fund for workers of contractor by principal employer - consequences of
    • No liability for compensation on accident of an employee covered under ESI
    • Conciliation Officer not empowered to stay transfer
  • Factories Act Related Problems & Their Solutions
  • ESI Act Related Problems & Their Solutions
  • Employees' Provident Funds/Pension Related Problems & Their Solutions
  • Model Forms & Precedents
    • Pro-forma suggested for a warning to an employee canvassing for membership of a political party at the premises of the establishment
    • Pro-forma suggested for charge-sheet to an employee who has mailed grossly, false, defamatory communication causing annoyance and hatred about the establishment
    • Pro-forma suggested for charge-sheet to an employee indulging in sexual harassment at workplace
    • Pro-forma suggested for dismissal of a workman for sending obscene/threatening messages to his superior and the charges against him have been proved in the enquiry.  Also, he has been given show-cause notice
    • Pro-forma suggested for a charge-sheet for temporary misappropriation to be issued to an employee working as a cashier
    • Pro-forma suggested for an offer letter to be sent to a candidate who has been selected for appointment
  • Digest of EPF Appellate Tribunal Orders
    • Damages for unintentional delayed remittance not justified
    • Determination of money by non-speaking order and without supporting reasons - to be set aside
    • Demanding EPF contributions in respect of unknown worker(s) is not justified
    • EPF Act is not applicable if employees' strength of an establishment is not 20 or more
    • Demanding EPF contributions on gross wages untenable
  • Provident Fund Update
  • Latest Amendments & Notifications
    • Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 2014 – Enforcement (18.12.1014)
    • The Employees' Provident Funds (Fifth Amendment) Scheme 2014 (12.12.14)
    • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation – EDIL exemption proposal (24.12.14)
    • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation – Issue of notices to defaulting establishments (7.1.2015)
    • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation - Strategy to Reduce Inoperative Accounts (12.1.2015)
    • Employees' State Insurance Corporation - Ensuring all the online activities where “on-line system” of functioning has been introduced (31.12.14)
    • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Rajasthan Amendment) Act, 2014 (11.11.14)
    • The Factories (Rajasthan Amendment) Act, 2014 (11.11.14)
    • The Industrial Disputes (Rajasthan Amendment) Act, 2014 (12.11.14)
    • Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (Tamil Nadu 3.12.14)
    • The Punjab Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2014 (15.12.14)
    • The Payment of Wages (Punjab Amendment) Act, 2013 (15.12.14)
    • The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Rules, 2014 (10.11.14)
    • The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Act, 2014 (10.12.14)
  • Case Study
  • HR Workplace Solutions

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