A Practical Journal on Labour Laws and HR Management
A monthly journal, Labour Law Reporter, now popularly known and authoritatively referred as LLR, is designed to be useful to the Human Resources People/Personnel Managers, law practitioners as well as those implementing, administering and adjudicating Labour Laws and Industrial Relations. LLR publishes articles, notes and comments, and detailed commentaries on recent cases and legislation in the field of labour laws, besides publishing solutions to the problems on employee-employer relations, ESI, PF, Bonus, Gratuity & all other employment related Acts, applicable especially in the Indian context. LLR has always kept pace with the changing times. That, not so recent transformation of “Personnel Management” into “Human Resources Management” has been very well spotted by LLR and a segment on Human Resources Management was added, which is now “an inseparable part of the journal”, as remarked by one of the readers of LLR. For over four decades now, LLR is an inseparable stationery on the desk of an HR Professional and a Labour Law Practitioners.
Labour Law Reporter is a must-have journal for all those who wish to find a source of quality reading material relating to Employee-Employer Relations, Labour Laws in India and important judgments of Indian Courts in that connection, more particularly with authoritative head-notes and the ratio at a glance.
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- Rajasthan Assembly cleared amendments to three key Labour Laws [download]
- Punjab Government raises registration fee under Contract Labour (R&A) Act [download]
- Submission of Bank Account details by the PF members is mandatory [download]
- Ministry of Labour Department brings in changes in Apprecites Act [download]
EPFO should have issued this circular in October 2011 instead of May 2014
Assessing money for un-identified beneficiaries - liable to be set aside
Purchaser of assets from an establishment - not liable for damages upon unpaid PF dues
Delay in depositing dues to financial crisis not justified to set aside damages as levied
Allowances being paid to all employees will attract contributions
60 instalments allowed for payment because of unsound financial position
Demanding contribution without identification of beneficiaries - not tenable
NO INTEREST OR DAMAGES WHEN DEFAULT IS NOT WILFUL
DEFAULT IN DEPOSIT WHEN NOT WILFUL, PENAL DAMAGES UNJUSTIFIED
LEVY OF DAMAGES - REDUCED TO 5% WHEN DEFAULT NOT WILFUL.
Certified copies of all orders passed by EPF APPELLATE TRIBUNAL are exclusively available with us. You can get a copy by email against a nominal charge of Rs.85 for each order. You can send us your request here
UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE!
- ThatEmployees’Provident Fund Organisation has settled 53.90 lakh claims during the financial year 2014-15. Mr. K.K. Jalan, Central Provident Fund Commissioner has stated that 68% of these claims have been settled within 10 days.
- That over 12 million persons are engaged inproviding security services.
- That only one in 5 Indian workers is a regular wage earner.
- That about 45 women coolies were rescued from a spinning mill in Tamil Nadu's Erode district where they were kept in a single room with one toilet.
- That 20,000 posts of teachers lie vacant in Delhi schools under the Directorate of Education.
- That the average CEO monetary compensation for new private sector bankswas Rs.3.21 crore, in addition to stockoptions, whose monetary value is dependenton the bank's stock price and for public sectorbanks, Rs.18.66 lakh.
- That India has 4,80,000 seats available forapprenticeship and against this, only2,80,000 people are imparted skills.
- That 27 public sector banks have beenemploying nearly 8,00,000 employees out ofwhom 2,50,000 are women.
- That over 400 employees of Flipkart havebecome Crorepaties within a decade by virtueof stock option schemeintroduced by thecompany and opted bythe said employees.
- That Infosys wouldhave launch a survey insecond week ofSeptember to seekviews from itsemployees on how toimprove the company's performance.
- That over Rs.12,000 crore of labour cess islying unutilized in the States.
- That the starting income of an electrician, whois unskilled has just cleared Class XII, isRs.11,300 per month while a desktop engineer,who is an engineering graduate, earns onlyaround Rs.3,500 more.
- That Punjab government officials enjoy 184holidays a year.
- That the Indianrailways planned torecruit 76,000 personsthis fiscal.
- That men's average daily earning was 56.2%higher than women's in regular wage/salariedemployee category in villages during 2011-12,a government survey has said.
- That over 30,00,000 agents are working withPearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd since last 6-7years.
- That government schoolteachers get Rs.20,000 toRs.40,000 per month but insome of the private schoolin several States are gettingas low as Rs.2,000 per month.
- That for registration of a trade union there hasto be minimum membership of 30% of workersin Bangladesh, 20% in Pakistan whereas inIndia only 7 employees can form a trade unionand get it registered.
- That a 16-year-old boy, Arjit Kansal, from Delhi, is the first Indian to win the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship since he has defeated 4,00,000 competitors worldwide and 123 finalists from 44 countries to win the title and a $5,000 scholarship.
- According to the Government of Maharashtra, in 2010-11, an Inspector for minimum wages had 5,062 establishments under him. With a workload of 100 inspections per month, he cannot cover the universe even in three years
- That IT companies will hire 1,80,000 techies in 2014-15.
- That Bandhan a bank applications only for the 15 posts which means 1,800 people competing for each position.
- That Indian CEOs earn only one-tenth of the salaries raked in by their counterparts in the US and significantly lower compared to those in the UK and Germany.
- That as many as 4.83 lakh companies have women directors on their boards.
- That there have been 63% increase in the online job postings in media and entertainment in July 2014 comparing to July 2013.
- That Indian companies need to induct 966 women on their boards by October 1, 2014 to comply with new company law
- That mandates every listed firm with a minimum paid up share capital of Rs.1 billion to have atleast one woman at the board level.
- That the hirers offering upto 25% more salary compared with last year mostly for domestic jobs.
- That there has been more than 40% growth in the number of recruiters this year and the Goa campus has seen a 100% increase.
- That Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka has promoted 5,000 employees, in an attempt to stop staff from leaving the Bangalore-based information technology services company.
- That on 17.7.2014, the Bihar government has terminated the service of 1,137 teachers in schools who have acquired their jobs on the basis of fake and invalid documents.
- That more than 90% of Indian labour force lacks formal training.
- That over 12.08 lakh people have been targeted for training in Assam under the ambit of skill based needs of disadvantaged groups.
- The national career Air India has 15 recognised unions of its employees.
That 240 Indian farmers produce the same amount of food as six million Americans.
That over 200 million Indians in subsistence self employment want wage- employment but there are no jobs
That Air India has 15 unions whose general secretaries and presidents are given office accommodation, telephone, a number of free passages and leave to discharge union activities.
That the world's largest restaurant chain operator, Yum! Restaurants, which runs KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in India, is looking to increase its female staff as it plans to add 15,000 employees by end 2015.
That thousands of fatigued security personnel at Indira Gandhi International Airport's T3 are coping with exhausting 15-to-18 hour workdays due to a recent order
That forbids resting or even sitting down while on duty.
That 160 million women in India, 88% of whom are of working age -that is between 15 to 59 years - just remain at home doing "household duties", according to Census data.
That Tata Consultancy Services should soon become the first private sector company in India to employ more than 10,00,000 women.August 2014
That Infosys CEO designate Vishal Sikka will be the highest paid professional CEO of an Indian company who will be getting salary $5.08 million (Rs.30 crore).
That in 2013-14, all-India data show only 2,11,000 apprentices were appointed in industry, which is a negligible number considering that the workforce is growing at 12 million a year.
That China has 5,50,000 vocational institutions, training eight million people a year. India has about 6,000 such institutes, training about one million people per year.
That 85 per cent of India's manufacturing comes from establishments with less than 49 employees.
That there are 956 Employment Exchanges functioning in the country and as per available data of 2012 over 97.22 lakh people registered themselves while placement in the same year was 4.28 lakh
That India has 43.5 lakh labourers in the age group of 5 to 14, according to the 2011 census.
That 117813454 are the members covered under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions as on 31.3.2014.
That Indian Railways, being biggest employer, has over 16,00,000 employees.
That the number of trade unions in India had risen 58% from 53,535 in 1991 to 84,642 in 2008.
That out of Rs.550 crore in West Bengal and eastern states default cases, around Rs.450 crore is stuck in litigations.
That minimum wages in India differ with activity of work and location and vary from Rs.182 per day in agricultural work to Rs.410 per day in mining (2011-12).
That the eastern region has seen settlement over 8 lakh cases of provident fund matters in 2013-14 and Rs.2,400 crore was disbursed from the fund through withdrawals and advances.
That India will require 347 million skilled workers by 2022 as stated by NDSC.
That nearly one-third of the Indian workforce consists of casual labour.
That about 64% of the Indian women polled for a survey believe
That the traditional 9 to 5 job would become obsolete and flexible hours should be the norm.
That job opportunity to the tune of 4 to 5 lakh are expected to be generated within the next two years across the country's leading cities as stated by Anshuman Magazine Chairman and Managing Director, CBRE South Asia.
That the women employees of the Central Government can take uninterrupted leave for two years for childcare which includes needs like exams and sickness as per order of the Supreme Court dated 15.4.2014.
That a survey, conducted by IT Consulting and outsourcing firm, Accenture reveals.
That 65% of Indians are preparing more women for senior management roles, and 80% of women are taking up more responsibilities to advance in their current roles at work.
That the participation of women in the labour force has declined from 30 per cent in 1993-94 to 22.5 per cent in 2011-12.
That the eastern region has around 4 lakh pensioners under Employees' Pension Scheme and around Rs.197 crore has been distributed towards pension payment.
That as many as 130 drivers and conductors of Delhi Transport Corporation are retiring every month.
That PepsiCo has given its India-born chief Indra Nooyi a pay package of $18.6 million (about Rs.113 crore) for 2013, a 7 per cent hike from the previous year.
That less than 11 per cent of hotel management graduates are employable, according to the latest Aspiring Minds National Employability Report, Hotel Management Graduates – 2014. The report says females are more employable.
That over 98% of aspirants failed the test for teachers conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in January 2014.
That India has about 4,000 unemployed commercial pilot licence holders.
That the commanders of Gulf carrier Etihad get a monthly salary of $9,578 (Rs.5,71,231) and a housing allowance of AED 170,000 (Rs.27,59,100) in addition to other allowances.
That over 10,000 new jobs will be created on allowing licences to the new banks by the Reserve Bank of India.
That as compared to 22,000 certified welding engineers in China, India is home to just around 600 qualified engineers of postgraduates in welding.
That Amazon has offered $5000 to unhappy workers for leaving their jobs.
That the Gulf carrier Etihad is offering first officers of aircraft ranging from Airbus 320s to Boeing 777s a tax-free salary of $7,075 (Rs.4,21,953) per month besides other allowances.
That more than 12 lakh candidates have taken the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) this year.
That one per cent rise in GDP roughly adds 15 lakh direct jobs; each job creates three indirect jobs, and each job supports five people.
That 17 million seek jobs in non-agri sector every year.
That women still earn only 77% of what men do for the same job.
That Air India is spending over Rs.25 lakh for training a pilot.
That the shortage of certified welding engineers may affect 215 infrastructure projects worth seven lakh crores.
That in order to ensure guarantee to the right to health, security and rest, companies in France have signed settlements with the unions to the effect that the smart phones, computers and e-mails will be cut off outside after working hours of the employees.
That over two million people have been provided employment and Rs.5,381.63 crore released under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
That around 130 Delhi Transport Corporation drivers and conductors are retiring every month.
That out of 10,000-odd directors who sit on the boards of NSE-listed companies, it is estimated that only 5 per cent are women.
That in the first action of its kind, Air India, in the second week of March, 2014 sacked about 10 air hostesses who had reported late for work, delaying flights.
That the National Skill Development Corporation claims its efforts have trained one million people so far and that a million more can be trained every six months.
That the gross enrolment ratio in India for higher education has gone up from 11% in 2005-06 to 19.4% in 2010-11.
That tax exemptions, grants for job creation, credits against tax payable, weighted deductions for the cost of new hires and their training costs are some of the variants used globally to encourage job creation in the private sector.
That innumerable surveys around the world have shown that labour market inflexibility actually hurts creation of job – employers are wary of hiring even in boom time if they are not allowed to trim their workforce in a downturn.
That with just 2% of the youth in India having technical education, the skills gap is becoming a gigantic problem.
That those who speak English fluently earn up to 34% more and those who speak a little English earn about 13% higher on average than those who don't. But only 20% of Indians can speak English.
That Indian women's work participation rate is one of the lowest in the world – a mere 29% of the 15+ female population – and unemployment among women graduates is the highest, about 60%.
That health schemes in India are implemented through eight lakh plus ASHAs who get paid only Rs.400-1,200 per month.
That twenty six percent of Indian employers will undertake recruitment on a temporary or contract basis to address the talent scarcity in the next five years.
That nearly 90% of India's workforce is unorganized and produces as much as 50% of its GDP.
That 482 million strong workforce in India, up from 402 million in 2001, is largely self-employed or employed in low- paying casual jobs with no social protection.
That a survey by the State Industry and Commerce Department stated that nearly eight lakh person.
That economist Karthik Muralidharan has estimated the cost of teacher absenteeism at Rs.9,000 crore per year.
That Gujarat has the lowest labour costs among India's major with wage costs less than 50% of those in Delhi.
That over 43,000 candidates applied for 300 Gujarat Govt. Assistant Junior Clerk jobs.
That The Delhi Building and Other Construction Welfare Board, constituted on 2.9.2002, currently has an unutilized amount of over Rs.1,200 crore.
That 6.2 million persons were added in construction activity during 2009-10 and 2011-12.
That number of contract workers has arisen 39% in 2013
That during last 13 years’ the real wages of casual workers have gone up by 61%
That the total organised employment in industries service has increased by one third of 30 million to 40 million.
That according to a study by the National Sample Survey office, only 53 million jobs were created in the UPA's tenure till 2012, compared to 60
That there is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill the gap.
That between 2004-05 and 2009-10, 23 million workers have left their avocation in agriculture.
That an assessment of 1 lakh graduates and postgraduates on various skills has found
That only 34% were employable. million in the years before when the National Democratic Alliance was in power.
That about 35 out of 100 job applicants in pharma tell a lie about their credentials, says AuthBridge.
That as on 31st March, 2013, 8.87 crore members belonging to 7.43 lakh establishments are served by the EPFO.
That in 2013, the hiring in pharma sector grew by 24% according to a report by headhunting firm Ranstad.