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Released Date: 31st Jul, 2020


The Industrial Disputes And Certain Other Laws (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance, 2020

Governor of Karnataka vide ordinance no 15 of 2020 dated 31st July 2020 has promulgated The Industrial Disputes and Certain other laws (Karnataka Amendment)Ordinance, 2020 to amend The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, The Factories Act, 1948, The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970. Below mentioned are the brief description on the changes brought in by the ordinance (a) Provisions relating to layoffs, retrenchment, closure of the certain establishment, under Section 25K of The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 will now be applicable to an industrial establishment where the number of workmen employed is not less than three hundred workmen instead of the existing provision of one hundred workmen (b) The threshold limit for applicability to the Factories Act, 1948 has now been increased 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. (c) The number of hours allowed to work overtime has been increased from seventy-five hours to one hundred and twenty-five hours in any quarter (d) 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 notification for more details.

Effective Date: 31st Jul, 2020

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