India New labor laws to take effect

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By Danny Romero  India’s Gujarat government will implement new labor laws from January 2016, which will aim take greater control over industries and attempt to minimize employment disputes, according to the

India: children at work. %.% million children are in forced labor.

Many Indian children have no choice but to work.

The Gujarat Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed in February of 2015.

New labor laws in India will change certain basic definitions in the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and clauses in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, which allow more policing of the state over industries. It includes reforms like payment of wages by cheque, in establishments that employ more than 20 laborers.

India Labor Law Changes

According to the Economic Times, changes to the law include that an industrial unit employing more than 50 persons will have to be registered online with the state government with inspections done at regular intervals.

The laws empower an employer to change the nature of work for an employee without any prior notice and also reduce the time limit from three years to one year for an employee to file a case against an employer in case of a dispute.

Another feature in the new law is to make labor disputes a compoundable offence, which means disputes can be settled out of court with government playing mediator.

Gujarat Labour Minister Vijay Rupani said, “….the new labour laws are aimed at ushering in transparency and securing rights of labourers”.

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts Daily Newsfeed

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