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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 8th May, 2020

Telangana

Extension Of Due Date For Filing Integrated Annual Returns In Telangana

Government of Telangana, Department of labour vide notification has extended the date of furnishing of integrated returns for 2019-20 by two months and fixed the date of furnishing of returns as 30th June 2020 as a one time measure. Please refer to the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 8th May, 2020
Released Date: 8th May, 2020

Goa

Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Goa

Government of Goa vide notification No. CIF/092(Part-2)/S-II/IFB/2020/191 has exempted all of the adult workers, who are not holding positions of supervision or management and/or not employed in a confidential position within the meaning of sub-section (1) of Section 64 of the Act, working in all of the factories situated in the State of Goa, registered under The Factories Act, 1948 from the provision of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 52 (Weekly Holidays), Section 56 (Spread Hours), Section 59 (Extra wages for overtime) with effect from 8th May 2020 till 31st July, 2020 subject to aforesaid conditions, (1) the total number of hours of work in any day shall not exceed twelve hours; (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 in any quarter shall not exceed seventy five;(5) no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of atleast half an hour;(6) where a worker works in a factory for more than forty-eight hours in any week he shall, in respect of overtime work, be entitled to wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages in accordance with the provisions prescribed under Section 59 of the said Act; (7) if a worker is required to work on weekly holiday(s), he shall be allowed to avail compensatory holiday(s) for having worked on weekly holiday(s), within the month in which the holidays were due to him or within the two months immediately following that month in accordance with the provisions prescribed under Section 53 of the said Act; (8) the instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the Government of Goa from time to time regarding COVID-19 pertaining to social distancing, sanitization, etc. shall be strictly followed. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Goa registered under the Act may avail the benefit of extended working hours allowed at their factories in adherence to the specific instruction issued hereinabove including payment of overtime wages

Effective Date: 8th May, 2020
Released Date: 8th May, 2020

Assam

Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Assam

Government of Assam vide Notification No.GLR.170/2019/Pt./4 has exempted all factories registered under The Factories Act, 1948 in the state from the provision of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 52 (Weekly Holidays), Section 56 (Spread Hours) and has exempted all establishments registered under The Assam Shops And Establishments Act, 1971 from the provisions of Section 6 (Daily and Weekly hours) with effect from 8th May 2020 subject to the conditions specified, (1) a Total number of the working hour in one day shall not exceed twelve hours (2) The spread over-inclusive of intervals for rest shall not exceed thirteen hours in any one day. Employers and Employee may mutually agree to an extension of working upto a maximum of the twelve-hour subject to payment of overtime wages to the employee and workers. Further referring extension, mutual agreement between employer and employee and workers shall remain valid upto a maximum of three months from the date of issue or withdrawal of the notification. Hence, employers having their factories and shops, establishments in the state of Assam registered under the respective Act may avail the benefit of extended working hours allowed at their factories in adherence to the specific instruction issued hereinabove including payment of overtime wages

Effective Date: 8th May, 2020
Released Date: 8th May, 2020

Odisha

Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Odisha

Government of Odisha vide notification No.LL2-FE-0003-2020 2716/LESI has exempted all factories registered under The Factories Act, 1948 in the state from the provision of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 55 (Interval Of Rest), Section 56 (Spread Hours) with effect from 8th May 2020 for a period of three months subject to aforesaid conditions,(1) No adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than twelve hours in any day and seventy-two hours in any week. (2) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed six hours and that no worker shall work for more than six hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour. (3) The total spread over shall not exceed thirteen hours. (4) No female workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory between 7.00 Am to 6.00 Am unless specifically permitted by the Government. (5) Additional four hours of overtime wages per day shall be paid as prescribed under Section 59 of Factories Act subject to overtime limit of twenty-four-hour per week

Effective Date: 8th May, 2020
Released Date: 6th May, 2020

Telangana

The Telangana Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2020)

As per the press note released, Commissioner of Labour Telangana, Hyderabad and the Competent Authority under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 has declared the CPI points for calculation of variable dearness allowance for the state of Telangana with effect from 1st April 2020

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2020
Released Date: 6th May, 2020

Central

Employers DSC e-Sign Registration Of Authorised Signatories In The Lockdown Period

EPFO vide press note, keeping in view the COVID situation and to further ease the compliance procedure has decided to accept KYC attestation, transfer claim attestation etc through email also. An employer can send the scanned copy of the duly signed request letter to the concerned Regional Office through the mail. Official email addresses of the Regional Offices are available at www.epfindia.gov.in. Please refer notification for more details

Effective Date: 6th May, 2020
Released Date: 6th May, 2020

Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Labour Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

Governor of Madhya Pradesh vide notification no.166 dated 6th May 2020 has promulgated The Madhya Pradesh Labour Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 amending The Madhya Pradesh Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1961 and The Madhya Pradesh Shram Kalyan Nidhi Adhiniyam, 1982 which shall come into force from the date of publication in the Gazette. Details of the Ordinance are as below, 1) The Madhya Pradesh Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1961 has now been made applicable to every undertaking wherein the number employees on any day during twelve months preceding is more than hundred instead of fifty as it stood prior to the amendment 2) Under the Madhya Pradesh Shram Kalyan Nidhi Adhiniyam, 1982 a new provision has been added empowering the Government to exempt any establishment or any category of establishment from any or all of the provisions of this Act by issuing a notification subject to the conditions specified. Please refer notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 6th May, 2020
Released Date: 5th May, 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Exemption For Employers From Various Labour Laws In Madhya Pradesh

Government of Madhya Pradesh vide Gazette notification has provided an exemption to various laws such as Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Madhya Pradesh Rules, 1973, The Madhya Pradesh Factories Rules, 1962, The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, The Madhya Pradesh Industrial Relation Act, 1960, The Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishment, Act 1958 in the state. Below are the brief extracts to the notification 1)Various provisions under the Factories Act 1948 and Madhya Pradesh factory Rules,1962 have been exempted for three months, except section 6, 7, 8, section 21 to 41-H under chapter 4 about safety, section 59, section 65, section 67, section 79, section 88, section 112 and rules made thereunder 2) Contract Labour license validity has been extended till the period of the contract 3) Exemption from provisions of inspection of factories and recognizing third party inspection for non-hazardous category factories employing upto fifty workers. Such factories shall submit the certification carried out by a third party, authorised by the labour commissioner, Madhya Pradesh, to the inspector having jurisdiction before 31st January of every year. 4) Industries of the states are exempted from the provisions of Industrial Disputes Act 1947 except Chapter V-A, Section 25-N,25-O,25-P,25-Q and 25-R of Chapter V-B for next one thousand days 5) Exemption to major industries such as Garments, Iron and steel, Electrical goods, Sugar and its by-products, Cement, Electricity generation, Public motor transport, Engineering including the manufacture of Motor vehicle, potteries, chemical, leather tanneries, from Madhya Pradesh Industrial relations Act. 6) Shops and establishment exemption to operate 24/7 has been suspended and no shops or commercial establishment situated in the local areas may open earlier than 06:00 A.M and be kept open later than 12:00 P.M. Please refer to the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 5th May, 2020
Released Date: 5th May, 2020

Uttarakhand

Amendment To Order On Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Uttarakhand

Government of Uttarakhand vide notification No:VIII/20-91(Labour)/2008 T.C-1 has amended notification on the extension of working hour dated 28th April 2020 to include conditions for Overtime,(1) In respect of production process every day working shifts will be divided in twelve to twelve hours where four hours will be overtime (2) The workers working in two shifts shall work six days in a week and overtime will be limited till twenty-four hours (3) Workers shall be provided thirty minutes rest after every six hours of work. The amendments applicable to factories for continues process

Effective Date: 5th May, 2020
Released Date: 3rd May, 2020

Central

Frequently Asked Questions On Filing Of ECR And Payment Of Contributions Under EPF

As per the earlier notification, the Ministry of Labour & Employment has informed about the EPFO making filing of ECR easier for businesses. The ECR can now onwards be filed by an employer without the need of simultaneous payment of contributions and contributions may be paid later by the employer after filing the ECR. The above change will entail convenience to the employers as well as the employees covered under the Act and schemes. In this regard, EPFO has further released an FAQ to employers by addressing various scenarios. Please refer to the FAQ for more details

Effective Date: 3rd May, 2019

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