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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 7th May, 2021

Maharashtra

Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Maharashtra

Government of Maharashtra vide notification no 3620/1 has exempted provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 52 (Weekly Holidays), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 56 (Spread over Hours) for factories in Maharashtra till 30th June 2021 subject to aforesaid conditions, 1. Overtime pay should be paid at double the normal wage 2. It is the responsibility of the occupier to ensure that changes in worker's working hour do not affect their safety with reference to chemicals or other hazardous factories 3. The working hours in a day should not exceed twelve-hour 4. Working hours on any day should not exceed thirteen hours including rest time 5. The total working hour in any week should not exceed sixty hours 6. No workers should be given continuous overtime work for seven days in a row. Also, overtime hours in a quarter should not exceed one hundred fifteen hours 7. The occupier of the factory should take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus 8. There should be a safe distance between the two workers during the manufacturing process in the factory and the use of the mask is mandatory always 9. The occupier of the factory must take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus 10. The said relaxation period shall be deemed to be as specified in Section 64 of the Factories Act 1948 till June 30, 2021. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Maharashtra registered under the Act may avail the benefit of extended working hours allowed at their factories in adherence to the specific instruction issued hereinabove including payment of overtime wages. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 7th May, 2021
Released Date: 6th May, 2021

Himachal Pradesh

Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Himachal Pradesh

Government of Himachal Pradesh vide notification no.Shram(A)4-3/2017 has exempted all factories registered under The Factories Act, 1948 in the state from the provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 55 (Interval Of Rest), Section 56 (Spreadover) for a period of three months from the date of publication of the notification subject to below mentioned conditions, (1) No Adult workers shall be allowed or required to work in the factory more than twelve hours in a day and seventy-two hours in a week (2) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed six hours and that no workers shall work for more than six hours before he had an interval for rest at least half an hour (3) Wages in respect of increased working hour as a result of this exemption shall be in proportion to the existing Minimum Wage fixed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh under Minimum Wage Act 1948 (4) Provision of the Over Time under section 59 of the Act shall continue to apply without any change. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Himachal Pradesh registered under the Act may avail the benefit of extended working hours allowed at their factories in adherence to the specific instruction issued hereinabove including payment of overtime wages

Effective Date: 6th May, 2021
Released Date: 3rd May, 2021

Central

Appointment Of Effective Date Of Section 142 of Code On Social Security, 2020

Government of India vide Gazette notification no.1603 has appointed the 3rd day of May 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 shall come into force. As per the notification, the Government has made Aadhaar mandatory as identity proof for all employees and workers, including organized and unorganized workers, to avail social security benefits with effect from May 3rd in order to prevent the misuse of the benefit being given to workers or employees with a fake identity. Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 provides that the employees or unorganized workers shall, to register as beneficiaries for social security benefits or avail other social security services, establish his identity or, as the case may be, the identity of his family members or dependants through Aadhaar number. The Aadhaar registration is mandatory for all workers and employees seeking social security benefits from the government in either kind or cash. These would also include medical and sickness benefits, pension, gratuity, maternity benefit, or any other benefit or withdrawal of fund. Further, Aadhaar registration will also be mandatory for availing services of the career centre or receiving any payment or medical attendance as the insured person himself or for his dependants

Effective Date: 3rd May, 2021
Released Date: 29th Apr, 2021

Central

ESIC On Medical Care Benefits And Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic

ESIC vide press release no. F.No.E-13/12/5/2021-ER has introduced medical care and relief to its beneficiaries during COVID-19 pandemics. As per the press release, (1) The insured person can claim sickness benefits for the period of abstention. The sickness benefit is paid at 70 per cent of daily wage for ninety-one days, (2) The insured person during the period of unemployment may avail relief under Atal Beemit Vyakti Yozana Scheme under fifty per cent average per day earning for a maximum of ninety days. (3) The insured person during retrenchment or closure under The Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 may claim unemployment allowance for a period of two years (4) In any case of unfortunate demise of Insured Person, funeral expenses of Rs.15000 are paid to eldest surviving members of his family. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 29th Apr, 2021
Released Date: 29th Apr, 2021

Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

As per Government Notification No.J/3984/2021, CPI points for minimum wage calculation has been released for the state of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 1st April 2021

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2021
Released Date: 29th Apr, 2021

Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021) (Factory)

As per Government Notification No.J/3984/2021, CPI points for minimum wage calculation has been released for the state of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 1st April 2021

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2021
Released Date: 28th Apr, 2021

Central

The Employees' Deposit-Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2021

EPFO vide notification no. G.S.R. 299 E has amended The Employees' Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976. As per the amendment, the maximum assurance benefit under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme has now been increased to Seven lakh from the existing cover of six lakhs. Please refer to the notification for more details.

Effective Date: 28th Apr, 2021
Released Date: 28th Apr, 2021

Karnataka

Notification For Employers On Termination And Reducing Wages Of Employees During COVID 19 Curfew In Karnataka

Government of Karnataka vide notification no. 158/PNR/2020 has requested all employers not to terminate and reduce their employees' wages during the Covid-19 curfew imposed in Karnataka. Please refer to the notification for more details.

Effective Date: 28th Apr, 2021
Released Date: 26th Apr, 2021

Karnataka

Order On Extension Of Filing Monthly Return And Enrolment Tax Under The Karnataka Tax On Professions, Trades, Callings And Employments Act,1976

The Government of Karnataka vide notification No.FD 03 CPT 2020 has extended the due date concerning the filing of the Monthly Returns for the month of April 2021 till 20th June 2021 and payment of Enrolment tax till 30th May 2021 on account of the COVID 19 pandemic. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 26th Apr, 2021
Released Date: 23rd Apr, 2021

Central

The Central Minimum Wages Notification (April 2021)

As per notification F.No. 1 I /16(2)/2021-LS-II, Government of India has released Minimum Wages for the Central sphere effective 1st April 2021

Effective Date: 1st Apr, 2021

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