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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 - MAY 2016
  • Well Drafted Appointment Letter is Gateway to Good Industrial Relations
  • Inclusion of Auto Rickshaw Drivers in ESI Scheme is both Improper & Illegal
  • Labour Problems & Their Solutions
    • Representation by a union leader in the enquiry
    • Obligation to provide the information to the Adviser
    • Piece-rated workers are also employees
    • Registration of contract of apprenticeship training
    • Failure to obtain licence under CLRA - consequences of
    • Language for termination of a probationer
    • Extension of service after retirement
    • 6-Day Week instead of 5-day week - no change in conditions of service
    • Automatic confirmation of a Probationer
  • 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 letter of engagement to a trainee with stipulation that the trainee will serve for a specified period after training
    • Pro-forma suggested for a charge-sheet for obtaining leave on false grounds
    • Pro-forma suggested for charge-sheet for strike and instigating / abetting others to resort to strike
    • Pro-forma suggested for settlement wherein the employer agrees to give uniforms to the workers
    • Pro-forma suggested for charge-sheet for habitual absence from duty
    • Pro-forma suggested for charge-sheet for sexual harassment
    • Pro-forma suggested for order of suspension for maintaining discipline
    • Pro-forma suggested for notice/order of retrenchment to an employee when his post is abolished
    • Pro-forma suggested for order of suspension as punishment when the worker admits the charge
  • Digest of EPF Appellate Tribunal Orders
    • Determination of EPF dues in respect of unidentified employees is liable to be quashed
    • Table before 26.09.2008 governing assessment of EPF dues and damages was having interest in it
    • Liability of registered contractors having independent code number can't be fastened upon principal employer
    • An order passed only on the basis of report of enforcement officer without conducting proper enquiry is not sustainable
    • An order passed by EPF authority without conducting proper enquiry is not sustainable
    • Damages imposed under section 14-B are waive able but not the interest under section 7-Q of the EPF Act
    • Damages and interest imposed separately for the period before 26.09.2008 – not sustainable
    • Imposition of damages – not justified - if delay took place only due to technical error and not wilful default
    • When delay in remittance of EPF dues is not intentional, imposition of damages and interest at higher rates is not justified
    • Leniency in imposition of damages and interest in the absence of mens-rea on the part of defaulting employer is justified
  • Provident Fund Update
  • Latest Amendments and Notifications
    • Revised Minimum Wages in Delhi w.e.f. 1.4.2016
    • Revised (corrected) Minimum Rates of Wages in Haryana w.e.f. 1.1.2016
    • Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in U.P. f rom 1.4.2016 to 30.9.2916
    • Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in State of Punjab w.e.f. 1.3.2016
    • Employees Provident Fund Scheme 1952 - Amendment In Paragraph 68NN, 68O And 69 and insertion of new Para 68-NNNN (19.4.2016)
    • Permitting all shops and establishments to keep open on all 365 days in a year initially for a period of one year Under the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishment Act (25.2.2016)
  • HR Workplace Solutions

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