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Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 04:34

Bolivia has passed a law authorizing children to work from age 10, saying the rule is necessary due to realities in the impoverished country where kids join the labor market prematurely.

Singapore warns maid agencies against `undignified` ads

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 04:23

Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

CPI(M) warns Centre against amendment in Labour laws

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:43

CPI(M) today warned the Central government against any amendment in Labour laws as they were an outcome of struggle and not from any favour.

Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:48

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of the archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs.

Factbox: India's stringent labour laws

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 08:39

India has a slew of laws and rules that shape the labour market, regulating the terms of work, hiring and firing, and the working conditions.

Govt mulls exempting NIMZs from some labour laws to boost manufacturing

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:39

The government is considering to exempt the proposed mega manufacturing zones from certain restrictive labour laws with a view to boost industrial output which has stagnated for the past two years.

Govt amending labour laws without consulting us: trade unions

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 17:02

Alleging that the workers and labourers' interests were not being safeguarded in Rajasthan, several trade unions today said BJP government in the state was trying to amend labour and industrial laws without consulting them.

Japan plans to raise limit on weekly working hours

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:24

The Japanese government is planning to amend labour laws to allow the limit of 40 working hours per week to be exceeded in certain professions without overtime pay.

Steps being taken for implementation of labour laws: J&K Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 19:33

Enhancement in provident fund interest will go a long way in improving the economic conditions of labour forces across Jammu and Kashmir, state labour minister Ajay Kumar Sadhotra said today.

Reforms to give 110-mn job boost to economy in 10 years: Goldman

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:57

As general elections draw closer, global financial major Goldman Sachs on Friday said 40 million new manufacturing jobs can be created in a decade if states follow flexible labour laws like in Gujarat.

Indian manufacturing stagnates due to peculiar labour laws: Meghnad Desai

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 17:23

India's manufacturing sector has stagnated because the country has "very peculiar structural" labour laws that need to be made flexible, India-born British economist Meghnad Desai said.

Panel suggests flexible labour laws in its report to Cab Sec

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 18:09

The inter-ministerial committee (IMC), headed by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Secretary Madhav Lal, has submitted its report to Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth.