Effective Date

Acts

Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 15th Apr, 2020

Central

Further Extension Of Time In Filing February 2020 ESI Contribution During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Employees State Insurance Corporation as a relief measure earlier extended the period for filing ESI contribution for the month of February 2020 and March 2020 to 15th April 2020 and 15th May 2020. Now after considering the hardships faced by the employers, the period for filing ESI contribution for the month of February has been further extended from earlier extended period i.e.15th April to 15th May 2020. No penalty or interest or damage will be levied on establishments during the extended period. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 15th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 15th Apr, 2020

Kerala

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Feb 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 February 2020 are as ascertained by the Director-General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Feb, 2020
Released Date: 13th Apr, 2020

Central

ESI Contribution Due Date Extended For The Month Of February 2020

ESIC vide notification no P-11/14/Misc./1/2019 has further extended the ESI contribution due date for the month of February 2020 till 15th May 2020 instead of the earlier extended period of 15th April 2020 on account of the pandemic in the form of coronavirus. As per earlier ESIC notification no p-11/14/Misc/1/2019-Rev, ESI contribution for the month of February 2020 had been extended to forty-five days instead of fifteen days for the month of February. Now as per the new notification the time limit for payment of contribution under Regulation 31 has been extended to seventy-five days for the month of February 2020 only

Effective Date: 13th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 13th Apr, 2020

West Bengal

Extension Of Due Date For Filing Annual Returns Under The West Bengal State Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Act, 1979

Government of West Bengal, Directorate of Commercial Taxes in exercise of the power conferred under Rule 12 of the West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Rules, 1979, for the year ending on the 31st day of March 2020, the last date of filing Annual return in Form-III has been extended to 30th June 2020. Please refer the notification for more details

Effective Date: 13th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 10th Apr, 2020

Central

EPF Scheme Guidelines For Implementation Of PMGKY Credit Of Employers And Employee Contribution By Government Of India

EPFO has released the circular and guidelines to the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana Package for credit of Employees and Employers Share of EPF & EPS Contributions (24% of wages) for three months by Government of India. As per the notification to prevent disruption in the employment of low wage-earning employees and support establishments employing up to one hundred employees, the entire employees EPF contributions (12% of wages) and employers’ EPF & EPS contribution (12% of wages), totalling 24% of the monthly wages for the next three months shall be directly paid by the Central Govt. in the EPF accounts (UAN) of employees, who are already members of Employees Provident Funds Scheme,1952, drawing wages less than fifteen thousand rupees per month and employed in establishments, already covered under the Employees Provident Funds And Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952, employing up to one hundred employees, with 90% or more of such employees earning less than fifteen thousand rupees monthly wages Please refer to the document for detailed information

Effective Date: 10th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 6th Apr, 2020

Central

Mandatory Submission Of Mobile Number And Bank Account Details For Registration Under ESIC

ESIC has mandated the submission of mobile number and bank account details (Bank name, Branch name and IFSC) for registration of new employee. Employers are required to update mobile number and bank account details of existing employees registered under the ESI Scheme. Employers can view the notice in their respective ESIC employer login. Currently, gazette notification has not been released, detailed notification may be published shortly.

Effective Date: 6th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 4th Apr, 2020

Central

Frequently Asked Questions On EPF Advance To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

The Government of India had amended the Employee Provident Fund Scheme,1952 dated 27th March 2020 vide gazette notification no.GSR.225. As per the notification the where any establishment or factory located in an area declared as affected by the outbreak of any epidemic or pandemic, a non-refundable advance to members under the scheme from the provident fund account not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowances of that member for three months or upto seventy-five per cent of the amount standing to his credit in the fund, whichever is less. Now EPFO has released frequently asked questions on EPF advance to fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective Date: 4th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 4th Apr, 2020

Gujarat

Extension Of Time Period To Conduct Test, Examination And Inspection In Factories In Gujarat

Government of Gujarat vide notification No GHR/2020/53/FAC/142020/343/M3, has extended the due dates for the purpose of carrying out tests, examination and inspections required to be done in the factory under the various provisions of the Factories Act 1948 and rules made thereunder and the issue of the certificate by the competent person up to 15th May 2020. Please refer the notification for further details

Effective Date: 4th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 4th Apr, 2020

Gujarat

Exemption for Renewal Of License To Contractors In The State Of Gujarat

Government of Gujarat vide notification no. GHR/2020/55/CLA/152020/344/M3, hereby directs that the provision of Section 13(3) of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and Rule 27 and Rule 29 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Gujarat) Rules, 1972 shall not apply up to 15th May 2020 to the Contractors whose License renewal falls in the month of March, April and May 2020. Please refer the notification for further details

Effective Date: 4th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 4th Apr, 2020

Gujarat

Renewal Of License For Contractors Extended Up To 15th May 2020 In Gujarat

Government of Gujarat vide notification no GHR/2020/55/CLA/152020/344/M3 has extended the date of renewal of license till 15th May 2020 for the contractors whose license renewal falls in the month of March, April and May 2020

Effective Date: 4th Apr, 2020

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