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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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Changes in labour laws only with consensus: PM Modi

Addressing the 46th Indian Labour Conference, he said there is a thin line that separates the interest of workers and their unions and the same should be respected.

Government proposes major overhaul of labour laws

In the biggest overhaul of labour laws, the government proposes to loosen strict hire-and-fire rules, make it tougher for workers to form unions as well as raise by three times the severance package to protect employee interest, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said.

Govt proposes to relax labour laws for contract workers hiring

To improve ease of doing business, government is proposing relaxed set of labour laws for hiring of contract workers with greater flexibility to companies and a proposal on this may soon be taken to the Cabinet.

PM Modi to launch India's biggest labour overhaul in decades

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to launch India`s biggest overhaul of labour laws since independence in a bid to create millions of manufacturing jobs, at the risk of stirring up a political backlash that could block other critical reforms.

India to unveil budget under pressure to deliver reforms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s right-wing government will unveil its first full budget on Saturday, a day after announcing the time was ripe for long-awaited reforms to kickstart the economy.

OECD pins high hopes on GST; recommends flexible labour laws

Economists at the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Thursday called for reforms in tax regimes and labour laws to give a fillip to the manufacturing sector and the overall Indian economy.

Govt looking at archaic labour laws, easy credit to boost manufacturing

Govt looking at archaic labour laws, easy credit to boost manufacturing

'Make in India' is an ambitious programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which aims at attracting domestic and foreign investments and boost manufacturing sector growth.

Govt considering amendment to labour laws

Government Wednesday said it was "actively" considering amendments to various labour laws including the Child Labour Act, Factories Act and Minimum Wages Act.

Govt for relook at Land Acquisition Act, labour laws

The government Wednesday said it is looking at changing some "illogical provisions" of the land acquisition law and is open to rationalising labour laws to spur economic growth.

Narendra Modi unveils labour reforms to end 'inspector raj'

Modi said these steps exemplified his government's approach of 'minimum government and maximum governance'.