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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 1st Jun, 2020


The Meghalaya Minimum Wages Notification (April 2020)

As per notification no LBG 75/2012/382, the Government of Meghalaya has declared the minimum rates of wages in the state of Meghalaya effective 1st April 2020

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2020
Released Date: 27th May, 2020


Amendment To The Applicability Of The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Act, 1970 In Tripura

Government of Tripura vide notification No.F.16 (8)- LAB/ENF/CL/2008/2976-92 has extended the applicability of The Contract Labour (Regulation and abolition) Act, 1970 to any establishment or class of establishments or any class of contractors from existing applicability of employing twenty or more workmen to fifty or more workmen

Effective Date: 27th May, 2020
Released Date: 24th May, 2020


Withdrawal Of Order On Extension Of Working Hours In Factories In Rajasthan

Government of Rajasthan vide notification No .. F.3 (15) / Legal / F & B / 2020 / 3o/ has cancelled the order no. F.3(15)/Legal/F&B/2020/188 dated 11-04-2020 and order no. F.3 (15)/Legal/F&B/2020/226 dated 24-04-2020 issued earlier under Section 5 of the Factories Act, 1948 (Act No- 63 of 1948) granting exemption to all factories registered under Factories Act, 1948 from provisions of section 51, section 54 of the act subject to certain conditions as per the notification. Therefore, employers of factories in the State of Rajasthan are advised to comply with the working hours as prescribed under the Factories Act,1948. Please refer notification for further details

Effective Date: 24th May, 2020
Released Date: 22nd May, 2020


Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Karnataka

Government of Karnataka vide notification No.KAE 33 KABANI 2020 has exempted all factories registered under The Factories Act, 1948 in the state from the provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour) with effect from 22nd May 2020 to 21st August 2020 subject to conditions that no adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than ten hours in any day and Sixty hours in any week and provision of Section 59 regarding overtime wage shall continue to be applicable without any change

Effective Date: 22nd May, 2020
Released Date: 22nd May, 2020


Specific Process To Claim Provident Fund Advances Under EPFO

EPFO to facilitate members for PF Advances, members can log in http://unifiedportal-mem.epfIndia.gov.in for all claims related to Form-31,19,10C & 10D. Please refer extracts of webpage for more details on the online process to claim advances

Effective Date: 22nd May, 2020
Released Date: 21st May, 2020


Amendment To The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946 In Goa

Government of Goa vide Gazette notification no 24/09/2020-LAB/284 has implemented the central amendments on Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2018 in the state, which amends item 1 under "Schedule" of The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 which substitutes the “fixed-term employment workmen in the apparel manufacturing sector;” to "fixed-term employment". The amendment also incorporates the provision of Rule 3(A) under The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946 which provides that employer of an industrial establishment shall not convert the posts of the permanent workmen to fixed-term employment and similarly included "fixed-term employment workman" with conditions of facilities such as hours of work, wages, allowances and other statutory benefits shall not be lesser than the facilities for the permanent workman. Please refer notification for more details

Effective Date: 21st May, 2020
Released Date: 21st May, 2020


Self Certification Scheme For Factories In Goa

Government of Goa vide notification no CIF/094/S-II/IFB/2020/242 has introduced scheme known as ‘Self Certification Scheme’ to simplify compliance for the Factories covered section 2(m) (i) or section 2(m) (ii) or covered under section 85 of the Factories Act, 1948 except for the factories categorized as “major accident hazards (MAH) installations” as defined under clause (ja) of rule 2 of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989. The scheme shall be valid for five calendar years including the calendar year when the scheme was used. The scheme may be renewed for further five-calendar year after completion of the tenure of the scheme. Therefore, Occupier may get enrolled for this scheme at any time in a calendar year by submitting an application in Form – I. After being enrolled to the scheme, the occupier/manager of the factory shall file the Returns online through Goa Online e-District portal: https://goaonline.gov.in/Appln/Uil/DeptServices?__DocId=FAB&__ServiceId=FAB04. Once after enrolling under this scheme employer is exempted from maintenance of registers as list below in hard copy format and shall be maintained in soft copy format as mentioned i.e (i) Record of lime washing, painting, etc. in Form No. 08; (ii) Humidity Register in Form No. 9; (iii) Register of Compensatory Holidays in Form No. 17; (iv) Overtime muster roll for exempted workers in Form No. 18; (v) Register of adult workers in Form No. 20; (vi) Register of child workers in Form No. 22; (vii) Register of leaving with Wages in Form No. 23; (viii) Leave Book in Form No. 24; (ix) Nomination for Payment of Wages due for a period of leave with wages in the event of the death of a worker in Form No. 25; (x) Muster Roll in Form No. 36; (xi) Register of accidents and dangerous occurrences in Form No. 37; and (xii) Inspection Book in Form No. 38. The Occupier/manager shall submit compliance to the inspection report within one month from the date of receipt Inspection Report. Once inspected, the same factory will not be inspected again during the remaining period of the validity of the scheme unless there is the occurrence of a fatal accident or accident causing serious bodily injury or dangerous occurrence takes place or any specific complaint/grievance is received regarding violation of the law during the said period. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 21st May, 2020
Released Date: 21st May, 2020


Extension Of Working Hours And Applicability To Act For Factories In Tripura

Government of Tripura vide Notification No.F.2(345)-FB/EoDB(Vol-II)/2015(Part)/189-96 has exempted 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 (Spreadover Hours) with effect from 21st May 2020 for a period of three months subject to the conditions specified, (1) No adult workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than twelve hours in any day and seventy two hours in a 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 workers shall work for more than six hours before he has had an interval for rest of atleast half an hour (3) No female workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory between 7pm to 6am (4) Salaries/wage shall be in proportion of the existing rate (e.g if wages for eight hour is Rs 160, then proportionate wage will be Rs 240 for twelve hours). As per the notification, the government has also increased threshold limit for applicability to the Factories Act, 1948 from ten or more workers to twenty or more workers for factories operating with the aid of power and from twenty or more workers to forty or more workers for factories operating without the aid of power for three months. The said increase in the threshold for factories shall be valid for three months from the date of issuance of notification and the same shall be reviewed by the Labour Department after three months. Please refer notification for more details

Effective Date: 21st May, 2020
Released Date: 20th May, 2020


The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (March 2020)

Government of Kerala, Labour and Skills (E) Department has revised the variable dearness allowance for employment in Shops and Commercial Establishment 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 March 2020 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Mar, 2020
Released Date: 20th May, 2020


Frequently Asked Questions On Reduction In Statutory Rate Of EPF Contribution From Twelve Percent To Ten Percent

EPFO in its notification No.1513 dated 18th May 2020 had declared regarding reduction In the statutory rate of EPF contribution from Twelve per cent to Ten per cent. Therefore, EPFO has released Frequently Asked Questions to bring more clarity on the notification for the reduction in the statutory rate from twelve per cent to ten per cent for three months that is during May, June, July 2020. Please refer to the FAQ for more details

Effective Date: 20th May, 2020

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