Labour laws

Domestic workers to enjoy minimum wages, social security benefits soon

Domestic workers to enjoy minimum wages, social security benefits soon

The new draft policy however does not prescribe a minimum wage for a domestic worker, although the earlier draft a couple of years ago had proposed a minimum salary of Rs 9,000 per month for the skilled full-time domestic help along with a host of benefits including social security cover and mandatory leave.

Oct 17, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

New protests as France set to enshrine labour reforms

More rallies are expected Saturday, staged by hard-left political party France Unbowed, which will provide another measure of the resistance to 39-year-old Macron`s pro-business agenda.

Sep 21, 2017, 18:14 PM IST
Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

The survey covers more than 3,000 enterprises across India and makes an effort to assess ease of doing business from their perspective as opposed to the perspective of policy makers.

Aug 28, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Cabinet clears minimum wage code bill

Cabinet clears minimum wage code bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new wage code bill which will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws.

Jul 26, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
Are Ola, Uber drivers their employees, HC to decide

Are Ola, Uber drivers their employees, HC to decide

Can drivers working for app-based taxi companies like Ola and Uber be considered as their employees?

May 08, 2017, 22:33 PM IST
Indian-American CEO ordered to pay $135,000 to domestic help

Indian-American CEO ordered to pay $135,000 to domestic help

An Indian-American CEO has been ordered to pay $135,000 to her former domestic worker after a Labour Department investigation found she underpaid and mistreated her.

Apr 19, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Shocking! India's Rs 251 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions, campaigners say

Shocking! India's Rs 251 smartphone rings alarm bell on workers' conditions, campaigners say

Labour rights campaigners worry that push to churn out cheap handsets and tablets may lead to greater abuse of workers` rights in India, the world`s fastest-growing smartphone market.

Jul 01, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Govt trying to reform 'archaic' labour laws: Labour Secretary

The government is in the process of reforming the labour laws that are "archaic" in nature and wants to ensure that the compliance of these laws becomes easier in the country, Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal said on Monday

Apr 04, 2016, 23:11 PM IST
Gujarat Labour Laws: Five provisions that make it controversial

Gujarat Labour Laws: Five provisions that make it controversial

A bill aimed at reforming labour laws in Gujarat has received Presidential approval.

Dec 02, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Haryana Assembly to bring bill to amend labour laws: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that the state government would bring a Bill in the next Assembly session to amend the labour laws, while noting that labourers should be paid through cheques rather than cash to prevent embezzlement of money.

Dec 01, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

Saudi to grant 10-week paid maternity leave

New changes to Saudi Arabia`s labour laws coming into force next year include 10 weeks fully paid maternity leave for women, beginning a maximum of four weeks before the probable date of birth, the media reported on Thursday.

Sep 10, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Assocham advises central trade unions to call off strike

The apex body Assocham estimated a hefty loss of about 25,000 crore due to the ongoing strike by the central trade unions.

Sep 03, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Strike called by central trade unions had only marginal impact: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the day-long nationwide strike called by central trade unions only had a "marginal or inconsequential impact".

Sep 02, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

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Sep 02, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

Labour Ministry says nationwide strike had minimal impact

As a day-long nationwide strike was observed on Wednesday by various trade unions, the government said the call did not have much impact even as it hinted at meeting the workers' "aspirations" on nine out of 12 demands.

Sep 02, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

Trade unions` strike hits normal life across India

The nationwide bandh called by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has badly affected normal life across India.

Sep 02, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Bharat Bandh: Strike affects clearing business at banks

Normal working at banks was affected on Wednesday due to a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions, although the staff of SBI, IOB, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank stayed away from the agitation.

Sep 02, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Normal life not affected by strike in Tamil Nadu

Normal life was not affected in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions and supported by several labour unions in different sectors.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:37 AM IST
Bharat Bandh: All that you need to know

Bharat Bandh: All that you need to know

The country will witness a nationwide strike on September 02 called by central trade unions (CTUs).

Sep 01, 2015, 19:14 PM IST

Reasons behind Sept 2 Bharat Bandh

Essential services are likely to be impacted tomorrow with 10 central trade unions going ahead with one-day nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws.

Sep 01, 2015, 17:14 PM IST