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Released Date: 29th Mar, 2017

Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

As per notification No. F 10-4/2016/16 Chhattisgarh Government has revised the basic rates of minimum wages with new VDA calculation with effect from 1st April 2017, the VDA will be calculated from 1st October 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 28th Mar, 2017

Central

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette has made changes to the Maternity Benefit Act under various sub-sections and provisions, below mentioned are the key highlights: (i) The maximum period for which any woman shall be entitled to maternity leave shall be twenty-six weeks of which not more than eight weeks shall precede the date of her expected delivery. (ii) The maximum period entitled to maternity benefit by a woman having two or more than two surviving children shall be twelve weeks of which not more than six weeks shall precede the date of her expected delivery. (iii) Every establishment having fifty or more employees shall have the facility of creche within such distance as may be prescribed, either separately or along with common facilities. (iv) All Establishments shall intimate in writing and electronically to every woman at the time of her initial appointment regarding every benefit available under the Act. (v) A woman who legally adopts a child below the age of three months or a commissioning mother shall be entitled to maternity benefit for a period of twelve weeks from the date the child is handed over to the adopting mother or the commissioning mother, as the case may be. (vi) After availing maternity benefit the work from home facility may also be availed as per agreement between employer and woman employee Central Government shall by separate notification release the effective dates for some or all provisions or sub-sections of the Act

Effective Date: 28th Mar, 2017
Released Date: 28th Mar, 2017

Bihar

The Bihar Minimum Wages Notification (Apr 2017)

As per notification number 5/ MW-403 /07 L & R - 1193, Minimum Wages released for the state of Bihar effective 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 28th Mar, 2017

Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Shops And Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2017 Effective Date Released

The Government of Tamil Nadu, by notification in the Official Gazette has made changes to the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947, under various sub-sections and provisions. Effective 1st April 2017 below mentioned changes shall come into force: (i) New section 2-A has been inserted which provides that the appellate authority may call for and inspect document or summon and examine a person for his testimony, and for those purposes shall have powers of civil court. (ii) New section 2-B has been inserted which provides that the appellate authority may dismiss the appeal or direct the reinstatement of the person employed or direct payment of compensation etc. (iii) The Penalty for contravening sections 7 to 11, 13 to 23, 25, 26, 29 to 41 and 47 for a first offence has been increased from twenty-five rupees to five thousand rupees and for a second or subsequent offence the fine has been increased from two hundred fifty rupees to ten thousand rupees

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 28th Mar, 2017

Central

The Rationalisation Of Forms And Reports Under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017

As per notification published in the official gazette by the Ministry of Labour and Employment dated 28th March 2017, various forms under the following rules Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1980 and The Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1998 have been substituted. The changes under the mentioned rules have been in forms for registration and renewal among other important forms

Effective Date: 28th Mar, 2017
Released Date: 27th Mar, 2017

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Minimum Wages Notification (April 2017)

The Government of Tamil Nadu vide Notification No Z 3/5309/2017 has released the Minimum Wages effective from 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 27th Mar, 2017

Delhi

Reduction In Timeline For Grant Of License And Abolition Of Physical Application

Delhi Labour Department has notified timelines for delivery of services where Time Limit For Grant Of License And Registration Under Contract Labour Act has been fixed at seven days, Time limit for grant of license under BOCW has been fixed at seven days and the time limit for approval of factory building plan under Factories Act has been fixed at three days. No application shall be accepted in physical form w.e.f 29-03-2017. Existing mode of payment of wages to workers/ employees through cheques/ECS/bank transfer and uploading of the same on the website will continue to be in operation

Effective Date: 27th Mar, 2017
Released Date: 27th Mar, 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (April 2017)

As per notification number 471-500/Pravartan -(MW)/15 Minimum Wages released for the state of Uttar Pradesh effective 1st April 2017

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2017
Released Date: 27th Mar, 2017

Karnataka

Retirement Age Of Workmen Changed To Sixty Years

The Karnataka Government as per notification in the official gazette dated 28th March 2017 has amended The Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules, 1961. As per the amendment, the age for retirement or superannuation of workmen has been changed from 58 years to 60 years

Effective Date: 28th Mar, 2017
Released Date: 23rd Mar, 2017

Central

Payment Of PF And Withdrawal Benefit Under Pension Scheme On The Date Of Leaving Service To International Workers

As per EPFO Circular dated 23rd March 2017, the EPFO has decided that in order to facilitate benefit to International Workers on retirement, the employer shall make payment of contribution of retiring International Workers with in first three days of the month in which the said member is retiring, through separate ECR. The employer shall also submit the claim forms in respect of such International Workers, complete in all respect, in the concerned PF office by 6th of the month in which such member is leaving service. In case the International Worker desires interest on the settlement amount for the month of retirement also, the PF Claim settlement amount shall be credited to the member's account on the first day of the next month

Effective Date: 23rd Mar, 2017

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