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Released Date: 29th Jan, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

The Factories (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Act, 2017

As per notification published in the official gazette dated 29th January 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government has amended the Factories Act, 1948 to make following significant changes: (i) Under Section 2 (m) - Applicability - It has been increased from ten or more workmen to twenty or more workmen with aid of power and from twenty or more workmen to forty or more workmen without aid of power. (ii) Under Section 64 with reference to State Governments power to make rule, the provision for a total number of overtime for one quarter has been increased from fifty hours to one hundred hours, which will be subject to State Government framing such rule (iii) Under Section 65 with reference to State Government power to grant exemption, the provision for some factories to work for Overtime exceeding normal overtime in a quarter has been increased from earlier maximum limit of seventy-five hours to one hundred and fifteen hours (iv) Under Section 66, Restriction of employment of women - A new proviso has been added empowering State Government to grant employment of any woman between hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. by way of releasing a notification mentioning therein the provisions for the safety and facilities to be given to woman employees

Effective Date: 29th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 29th Jan, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

The Payment Of Wages (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Act, 2017

As per notification published in the official gazette dated 29th January 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government has amended the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 to make following significant changes: (1) Section 6 - Wage Payments, wherein the employer of industrial or any other establishment shall pay wages to his employees through Bank Cheque or National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) or Electronic Clearing Service System (ECS) into the bank account. Cash payments are allowed only if the work of the employed person is of temporary, casual or fixed term then on his written consent and and on a submission of a copy of his self attested aadhar card, the employer can make cash payment of wages for not more than five thousand once in three months for such employee. (2) Insertion of new Section 20 A - Compounding of offence has been introduced

Effective Date: 29th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 29th Jan, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Act, 2017

As per notification published in the Uttar Pradesh Official Gazette dated 29th January 2018, the Uttar Pradesh Government has amended the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970. The major changes which will only be applicable to Uttar Pradesh are as follows: (1) The applicability of the Act has been increased from 20 employees to 50 employees. (2) The registering officer has to revert within one day on registration application status, if officer fails to make any order then the registration is deemed granted. (3) The licensing officer has to revert within one day on contract labour license application status, if officer fails to make any order then the license is deemed granted. (4) Compounding of offences has been introduced

Effective Date: 29th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 25th Jan, 2018

Central

Return Of Ownership And Amendment Towards PF Registration Now Made Online

As per EPFO circular dated 25th January 2018, that every employer in relation to a factory or other establishment to which the Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies, shall furnish online/electronically in Form No. 5A, particulars of all branches and departments, owners, occupiers, Directors, Partners, Manager or any other person or persons who have the ultimate control over the affairs of such factory or establishment and also furnish details of changes in such particulars within 15 days of such change. E-sign facility has been provided to the employers for online submission of Form No. 5A. EPFO or PF Office have also stated that Offline/Physical submission of Form No. 5A stands discontinued. Details for online submission of Form No. 5A are available on the website of the EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organization). EPFO or PF Field offices have also been directed to not ask hard copies in case of submission of form 5A with digital/e-signatures by employers

Effective Date: 25th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 17th Jan, 2018

Kerala

The Kerala Minimum Wages Notification (Nov 2017)

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.1/2017/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 November 2017 are as ascertained by the Director General of Economics & Statistics under clause (C) of Section 2 of the Act

Effective Date: 1st Nov, 2017
Released Date: 12th Jan, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

The Minimum Wages (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Act, 2017

As per notification published in the official gazette dated 12th January 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government has amended the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 to make a significant change to Section 11 - Wage Payments, wherein the Payments have to be compulsorily made through cheque or NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer), ECS (Electronic Clearing Service System) or other banking solutions. Cash payments are allowed only if the work of the employed person is temporary, casual or fixed term then on his written consent and and on a submission of a copy of his self attested aadhar card, the employer can make cash payment of wages for not more than five thousand once in three months for such employee

Effective Date: 12th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 11th Jan, 2018

Tamil Nadu

Declaration Of Special Holiday In Tamil Nadu For Workers Employed In Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur

As per notification dated 11th January 2018, Tamil Nadu Government under Section 3(2) of The Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National, Festival And Special Holidays) Act, 1958, has declared a holiday tomorrow i.e 12th January 2018 in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram district. This is to allow workers from other parts of Tamil Nadu to go to their home town to celebrate Pongal festival

Effective Date: 11th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 8th Jan, 2018

Central

Abolishing Of Uploading Copy Of Pan Card At The Time Of Registration Of Establishment

As per EPFO circular dated 8th January 2018, the EPFO has informed that the requirement of uploading the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishment has been examined and online system has been put in place for verifying details of PAN directly from the Income Tax Department. Hence, it has been decided by the competent authority that there is no need to upload the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishments. Information Services Division has already carried out necessary modifications in the software accordingly

Effective Date: 8th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 4th Jan, 2018

Goa

The Goa Factories (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2017

As per notification published in the Goa Official Gazette dated 4th January 2018, the Government of Goa has changed the fees for license, renewal of license and has extended the period of license renewal from five years to ten years. In case of a factory coming within the scope of the Act, where the application for registration and grant of license is made after the commencement of the manufacturing process, the occupier and manager, from the date of commencement of the manufacturing process till the date of submission of application for registration and grant of license, shall be liable to pay additional fee at the rate of two hundred percent of the fees payable per year. In case of closure of factory, along with notice of closure information sent shall be accompanied by a treasury receipt or an invoice for book adjustment, as the case may be, for payment of the fees due to be paid, if any, till the date of closure and a declaration stating that there is no presence of hazardous chemicals in the premises of the closed factory or the said hazardous chemicals have been shifted/disposed off in accordance with the relevant rules in force

Effective Date: 4th Jan, 2018
Released Date: 4th Jan, 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (October 2017)

Uttar Pradesh Government has released notification dated 4 January 2018, confirming the VDA for the period from 01-04-2017 to 30-09-2017 will hold good for the period from 01-10-2017 to 31-03-2018.

Effective Date: 1st Oct, 2017

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