The most important element to scale your startups

A proper germinated and conceptualized Startup can over a period of time survive, succeed and thrive once it starts calling up according to its strategic initiatives. After the initial commencement of business, and market growth and success, Startups look to scale through other different options available in the market to spread its reach. New customer […]

Startups – a great disruptors

When you look at traditional industries in India, it is clear that many are bygone and monotonous. However, people continue to do business within these industries, because of, the absence of other practical alternatives. But when a startup emerges with modern technology, better investment options and wider market acceptance things start changing. Startups are called […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – OSHWC Anamoly

Is it what is intended or an error to be rectified? Following the Code on Wages, 2019, it looks like The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code, 2019 is the next one to be released.  A bill to that effect has already been introduced in the Lok Sabha on 23rd July 2019.  The code […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Is it the intention of CoW to make Principal Employers liable for bonus to contract workers ?

Every employee who has worked in the establishment for not less than 30 days in an accounting year shall be paid bonus by his / her employer as per Sec 8 of, The Payment of Bonus Act.  The term ‘employee’ as defined in Sec 2(13) does not include contract workers.  Hence the position is clear […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Wages Under Code on Wages

The incoming 2(y) vis-à-vis the outgoing 2(h) Finally, the new Code on Wages, 2019 which aims to amend and consolidate the existing four legislations, viz., The Equal Remuneration Act, The Minimum Wages Act, The Payment of Bonus Act and The Payment of Wages Act has been published on 8th August 2019.  The definitions for the […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Proposed Labour Code on OSHWC, 2019

Currently, there are 13 central legislations in India which regulate the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions of the persons employed. These are either based on the type of establishment (ex. Factory, Mines, etc.) or on the class of workers (ex. Contract labour, Interstate migrant workers, etc.). The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Implementation date of SC judgment on PF wages – Retrospective or Prospective

The Apex court’s judgment on PF wages was delivered on 28-02-2019 in a case more popularly known as Surya Roshni Ltd & Ors vs Employee Provident Fund & Ors.Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Vs. Vivekananda Vidyamandir and other connected appeals including Surya Roshni Ltd considered the scope of ‘basic […]

Let’s Talk Compliance – Labour Code on Wages

The Second National Commission on Labour submitted its report on June 2002 and recommended that the existing set of labour laws should be broadly amalgamated into the following groups, namely:–– (a) Industrial relations; (b) Wages; (c) Social security; (d) Occupational Safety, Welfare & Working conditions. In pursuance of the recommendations of the said Commission and […]

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