The Problem With a Universal Definition of Wages

Introduction The Code on Wages has been brought in as a part of the Government’s efforts to untangle India’s complex regulatory framework pertaining to labour. As part of the Code, the Government has introduced a new definition of the term ‘wages’ that is uniform across the four Labour Codes. The uniform definition comprises three parts – an inclusive portion, specified exclusions and conditions that place a limit on the quantum that may be claimed as…

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Labour Law for Beginners: The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

This article is part of a series of blog posts by Simpliance that aim to guide both employers and employees with respect to the best practices of labour law compliance. They also act as a guide for individuals unfamiliar with the regulations governing employment in India. This blog on Industrial Disputes is the second post in the series, with the first one being on minimum wages. Introduction Regardless of the level of economic development, policies…

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International Labour Organization (ILO) Rights and India: A Comparative Analysis

Introduction The International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919, following World War-I as a social engineering project that sought to safeguard the rights of workers and ensure that freedom, equity, and dignity in conditions of work are observed universally. It is the first and oldest specialised agency of the UN and was originally founded as a part of the League of Nations. Currently, 187 of the 193 member states of the United Nations are…

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Labour Law for Beginners: Minimum Wages

Introduction/Author’s Note: Series – Production of goods and provision of services constitute the cornerstone of any economy, and its labour is the driving force behind the provision of such goods and services. Therefore, it is crucial for an employer to ensure that labour is being compensated adequately for services rendered, in order to maintain a cordial relationship at the workplace and ensure employee satisfaction. The compensation does not only involve remuneration in the form of…

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Decoding the Labour Law Compliance in India

Introduction Labour law is the body of statutory regulation coupled with executive rule promulgation that applies to matters such as employment, remuneration, hours & conditions of work, industrial relations and social security. It defines the contours of the employer-employee relationship by outlining the rights and duties they have towards each other. Employees are given rights that impose corresponding duties on employers in a Hohfeldian sense and vice-versa. These laws aim to operate to prevent exploitation…

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