Labour Law and Compliance
With a large number of Industries coming up, labour Law and its compliances play a vital role and is an integral part of every organisation, regardless of its size. It is very essential to comply with the laws with regards to minimum wages, gratuity, Provident Fund, holidays and working hours, maternity benefits, sexual harassment, ex-gratia amongst others.
Start-ups registered under the ‘Start-up India’ initiative can complete a self-declaration for applicable labour laws within one year from the date of incorporation in order to get an exemption from labour inspection. Start-ups under this scheme will have to file a self-certified return for the second and third year in order to continue with the exemption.
Following is the inclusive list of applicable labour laws:
The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
The Trade Unit Act, 1926
Building and Other Constructions Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.
How can we help?
We regularly appear for both- employers as well as employees in labour disputes before Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. The Firm regularly advises clients on labour law compliances and social welfare legislation and helps to defend clients' interests before various authorities, tribunals and courts.
Avid Legal is experienced in advising on and drafting human resource policies, internal employee policies, etc. We regularly advise our client on issues relating to termination of employment contract, absconding employees, contentious labour disputes, Employee Union and management disputes, internal disciplinary procedure, strikes and lockouts, employee benefit schemes and other related issues.
The firm has associates who specialise in service and labour laws. The team helps its clients to maintain good relationships with their employees by guiding them through industrial dispute legislation, welfare legislation and contract labour laws.