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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 1st Sep, 2020

Maharashtra

Further Extension Of Time Limit To Deposit Labour Welfare Fund In Maharashtra

The Government of Maharashtra through the official website of Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board has published a notice on the webpage intimating further extension of the last date for payment of contribution to the Labour welfare fund till 15th September 2020. The official notification is yet to be released by the Labour Welfare Board, Government of Maharashtra. Please refer to the official government link of Maharashtra Labour welfare board https://public.mlwb.in/public for more details

Effective Date: 1st Sep, 2020
Released Date: 20th Aug, 2020

Central

Relaxation In Eligibility Criteria And Enhancement In The Payment Of Unemployment Benefit Under Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana Of ESIC

ESIC vide notification No. E-13/12/9/2020-P.R. had launched the 'Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyna Yojna' (ABVKY) a scheme under which unemployment benefit is paid to the workers covered under ESIC Scheme. The ESIC has now decided to extend the scheme for one more year up to 30th June 2021. It has been decided to relax the existing conditions and enhance the amount of relief for workers who have lost employment during the Covid-19 pandemic period. The enhanced relief under the relaxed conditions will be payable during the period of 24th March 2020 to 31st December 2020. Thereafter the scheme will be available with original eligibility condition during the period 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021. The eligibility criteria for availing the relief have also been relaxed, as under: (i), The payment of relief has been enhanced to 50% of the average of wages from earlier 25% of average wages payable up to a maximum of ninety days of unemployment. (ii) Instead of the relief becoming payable ninety days after unemployment, it shall become due for payment after thirty days. (iii) The Insured Person can submit the claim directly to ESIC Branch Office instead of the claim being forwarded by the last employer and the payment shall be made directly in the bank account of the Insured Person. (iv) The Insured Person should have been insurable employment for a minimum period of two years before his/her employment and should have contributed for not less than seventy-eight days in the contribution period immediately preceding to unemployment and minimum seventy-eight days in one of the remaining three contribution periods in two years prior to unemployment. Please refer the notification for more details

Effective Date: 20th Aug, 2020
Released Date: 20th Aug, 2020

Madhya Pradesh

The Labour Laws (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

Governor of Madhya Pradesh vide ordinance no 8 of 2020 dated 20th August 2020 has promulgated The Labour Laws (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 to amend The Factories Act, 1948, The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970. Below mentioned are the brief description on the changes brought in (a) The threshold limit for applicability to the Factories Act, 1948 has now been increased from ten or more workers to fifty or more workers for factories operating with the aid of power (b) The applicability of The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 for establishments has been increased from twenty or more workmen to fifty or more workmen. Please refer the notification for more details

Effective Date: 20th Aug, 2020
Released Date: 19th Aug, 2020

Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Minimum Wages Notification (May 2019)

The Government of Rajasthan vide notification no: F8(5)(6)Min. M/Labour/2000/Part/15744 has released minimum wages for the state of Rajasthan effective from 1st May 2019

Effective Date: 1st May, 2019
Released Date: 18th Aug, 2020

Kerala

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (June 2020)

The Government of Kerala, Labour, and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial establishments and employment in Computer Software Sector. As per the Notification No.P3.Pdl.1/2020/DES, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in employment under the Minimum Wages Act (Central Act XI of 1948) for the month of June 2020 are as ascertained by the Director-General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Jun, 2020
Released Date: 18th Aug, 2020

Assam

Extension Of Working Hours For Tea Factories In Assam

Government of Assam vide Notification No.IF/210/3395-445 has exempted adult workers operating in tea factories registered under The Factories Act, 1948 from the provision of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 56 (Spread Hours) for a period of three months w.e.f August 2020 to October 2020 to deal with the exceptional pressure of work during the peak of the manufacturing season subject to the conditions specified, (1) Total number of the working hour in one day shall not exceed twelve (2) The spread over-inclusive of intervals for rest shall not exceed thirteen hours in any one day (3) The total number of hours of work in any week including overtime shall not exceed sixty (4) No worker shall be allowed to work overtime for more than seven days at a stretch and the total number of hours of overtime work on any quarter shall not exceed seventy-five

Effective Date: 18th Aug, 2020
Released Date: 17th Aug, 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Online Renewal Of Registration/License Under Various Labour Laws In Himachal Pradesh

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, Department of Labour & Employment, vide. Gazette Notification No. Shram (F)2-1/2020, in order to enhance Ease of Doing Business the State, has ordered that henceforth, renewal of Registration/License granted under certain labour laws shall be in an automatic non-discretionary, deemed renewal manner subject to the submission of renewal application online along with the online deposit of renewal fee through the existing portal of the department (http://labour.hp.gov.in/). Therefore, the automatic renewal of Registration/License granted under the following labour laws may be done on the Labour Department portal:- (1) The Factories Act, 1948 (2) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970. (3) The H.P. Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1969. (4) The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979. Hence, Employers having their establishment in the State of Himachal Pradesh registered under the above Acts may note and avail the above facility and comply accordingly

Effective Date: 30th Jul, 2020
Released Date: 13th Aug, 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Further Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Himachal Pradesh

The Government of Himachal Pradesh vide notification no. Shram (A)4-3/2017-Loose-I with reference to the previous notification no. Shram(A)4-3/2017 has further extended the exemption of all factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 in the State from the provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 55 (Interval Of Rest), Section 56 (Spread Hours) to three more months on same terms and conditions as mentioned in the earlier notification.

Effective Date: 13th Aug, 2020
Released Date: 11th Aug, 2020

Punjab

The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

Governor of Punjab vide ordinance No.11/01/2019-2L/1131 dated 11th August 2020 has promulgated The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 amending the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970. As per the notification, the existing applicability of the act for the establishments employing twenty or more workmen has been increased to fifty or more workmen. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 11th Aug, 2020
Released Date: 11th Aug, 2020

Punjab

Industrial Disputes (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

Governor of Punjab vide notification No.21/73/2019-4L/1134 dated 11th August 2020 has promulgated The Industrial Disputes (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 amending The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. As per the Ordinance, the existing applicability of Chapter V of the Act, which specifies provisions relating to layoffs, retrenchment, closure of certain establishments, wherein the number of workmen employed is not less than one hundred workmen has been increased to three hundred workmen. In addition to the above, as per the provisions relating to the conditions of retrenchment, the existing compensation which shall be equivalent to fifteen days' average pay for every completed year of continuous service or any part thereof in excess of six months, an additional condition which will be an amount equivalent to last three months average pay has been introduced. Please refer the notification for more details

Effective Date: 11th Aug, 2020

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