Effective Date


Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 22nd Apr, 2020


The Gujarat Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2020)

Government of Gujarat has released the revised Minimum Wages dearness allowance for the State of Gujarat effective 1st April 2020

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2020
Released Date: 22nd Apr, 2020


The Goa Minimum Wage Notification (April 2020)

The Government of Goa vide Notification No. CLE/PA/MWA-VDA/(10)/2016/969 has released the Minimum Wages variable dearness allowance effective from 1st April 2020

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2020
Released Date: 21st Apr, 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Himachal Pradesh

Government of Himachal Pradesh vide notification no.Shram(A)4-3/2017 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 21st April 2020 to 20th July 2020 subject to aforesaid conditions, (1) No Adult workers shall be allowed or required to work in the factory more than twelve hours in a 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 had an interval for rest at least half an hour (3) Wages in respect of increased working hour as a result of this exemption shall be in proportion to the existing Minimum Wage fixed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh under Minimum Wage Act 1948 (4) Provision of the Over Time under section 59 of the Act shall continue to apply without any change. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Himachal Pradesh 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: 21st Apr, 2020
Released Date: 20th Apr, 2020


Government Of Punjab Extends Working Hours For Factories For Three Months

Government of Punjab, Labour department vide notification dated 20th April 2020, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 65 of the Factories Act 1948, has exempted factories for three months from certain provisions of the Act. As per the notification the regular working hours of Nine hours per day as per Section 54 of the Act and allow the working of maximum twelve hours per day for all factories permitted to operate in the State of Punjab. Spread over hours shall not exceed thirteen hours in one day instead of a maximum of ten and half hours as provided under Section 56 of the Act. The workers shall be provided wages at the rate of twice the ordinary rate of wages as provided for overtime under Section 59 of the Act. All precautionary measures advised by the Government for sanitization and principles of social distancing and less contact shall be strictly adhered to. Please refer to the notification for more details

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


Extension Of Consolidated Annual Return Under Various Labour Laws Due To COVID-19 In Maharashtra

Government of Maharashtra, Department of Labour has extended the deadline for employers who have registered for filing Self-Certification-cum-Consolidated Annual Returns under The Maharashtra Shops And Establishments (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 2017 and various labour acts, to 31st July 2020 as many establishments could not file their annual returns for the year 2019 due to the outbreak of COVID 19

Effective Date: 20th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 18th Apr, 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Labour Officers Directed To Ensure Employers In Andhra Pradesh Make Payment Of Wages To Their Workers During Lock Down

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued instructions to all the Government as well as Private Establishments to make payment of wages/salaries fully to the workers of the employees including those working under Contract and Outsourcing basis during the lockdown period and the violation will be viewed seriously and invite penal action under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897. In this regard, the Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued instructions to the Labour Department, to ensure, that every migrant labour in the AP shall be provided food and shelter, and also facilitate all industries and factories to pay their wages/salaries during the lockdown period. All the labour in the industries shall be paid salaries during the lockdown period without making any deductions and shall not to remove any contract or casual labour, any violations of this order will be punishable under Disaster Management Act. The JCLs/DCLs are required to submit a daily report in prescribed proforma (enclosed) in coordination with the General Manager, District Industries Centre without fail before 06:00 PM

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


Extension Of Renewal Of License For Various Acts Under Central Sphere

Government Of India keeping in view the lockdown across India due to COVID-19, the validity of licences granted under the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 And Inter-State Migrant Workmen (ISMW) Act-1979 are hereby extended upto 31st May 2020 for those licenses whose renewal falls in the months of March, April & May 2020. However, the issuance of new licenses would keep continuing as it is

Effective Date: 17th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 17th Apr, 2020


Exemption For Factories From Various Provisions Of Factories Act 1948 In Gujarat

The Government of Gujarat vide notification No. GHR/ 2020/56/ FAC/ 142020/ 343/M3 has directed all factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall be exempted from various provisions related to Section 51 weekly hours, Section 54 daily hours, Section 55 interval for rest etc. of adult workers and Section 56 Spread over hours with conditions as appended in the notification. These relaxations shall apply from 20th April 2020 with due procedures of safety and social distancing. Please refer to the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 17th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 16th Apr, 2020


Karnataka Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments (Removal Of Difficulties) Order, 2020

The Government of Karnataka vide order No.FD 03 CPT 2020 has extended the monthly PT contribution due date for the month of March 2020 from the existing date of 20th April 2020 to 20th May 2020 and the due date for payment of enrollment tax has been extended from the existing date of 30th April 2020 to 30th May 2020

Effective Date: 16th Apr, 2020
Released Date: 15th Apr, 2020


EPF Contribution Due Date Extended For The Month Of March 2020

EPFO vide notification no.C-I/Misc./2019-20/VolII./Part./9 has extended the due date for payment of contributions and administrative charges/ inspection charges due for wage month March 2020 from 15th April 2020 to 15th May 2020 i.e. grace period of thirty days (16th April 2020 to 15th May 2020) for filing of Electronic Challan cum Return(ECR) to establishments disbursing wages for March 2020. Employers seeking the above relief need to file ECR for wage month March 2020 on or before 15th May 2020 duly certifying the disbursement of wages to employees by declaring actual date of disbursement of wages for March 2020 in the column "Salary disbursal date" in the ECR and remit the contributions and administrative/inspection charges on or before 15th May 2020. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 15th Apr, 2020

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