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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 - JANUARY 2014

  • No employer can keep original records for 15 years
  • High Court recommends action against erring EFP officers with direction to refund
  • Case Study
  • Labour Problems & Their Solutions
    • Termination when held to be illegal
    • Quantum of wages for one month notice under section 33 of ID Act
    • Notice under section 9A of the Industrial Disputes Act - Mere display on notice board not justified
    • Non-compliance of transfer order does not amount to abandonment
    • Ex-gratia - not bonus
    • Transfer of office bearers not prohibited
    • Compulsory insurance for gratuity - not mandatory
  • 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 charge-sheet to a bus conductor who has failed to restrain the molesters of a female passenger
    • Pro-forma suggested for an advisory letter to be issued to an employee who has been absenting unauthorisedly
    • Pro-forma suggested for a notice to be sent to the trade union obstructing normal functioning of the establishment
    • Pro-forma suggested for a letter when the gratuity of an employee is forfeited
    • Pro-forma suggested for mild warning and a note of caution to an employee who has absented without obtaining prior sanction of leave
    • Pro-forma suggested for office order for employees to desist from smoking while in the establishment/factory
    • Pro-forma suggested for office order for employees/officers to keep the premises of office/factory clean
    • Pro-forma suggested for an employee who has not enclosed medical certificate with his application for sick leave
    • Pro-forma suggested for a warning to an employee who has threatened with assault and also abused his co-worker
    • Pro-forma suggested for a request by the Contractor to the Principal Employer for coverage its employees under ESI and Provident Fund code numbers since the former does not have its own code numbers
  • Digest of EPF Appellate Tribunal Orders
    • No EPF contribution on conveyance and house rent allowance forming part of wages
    • Levy of damages reduced to 10% due to poor financial position
    • Default in timely deposit of EPF contributions when not wilful - reduction in damages to 5% would be justified
    • Demanding EPF contributions for unidentified employees - to be quashed
    • Purchaser of assets/properties in public auction - not liable for payment of PF dues of the transferor
    • Damages for unintentional delay for contributions - not justified
  • Provident Fund Update
  • Latest Amendments & Notifications
    • Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Uttar Pradesh w.e.f. 1-10-2014 to 31.3.2015
    • Revised Minimum Rates of Wages in Haryana w.e.f. 1-7-2014
    • Ministry of Labour and Employment – Employees' Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal in Bengaluru (7.11.2014)
    • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation - Online Registration of Establishments (OLRE) (20.11.2014)
    • The Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014
  • HR Workplace Solutions

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