Latest Amendments in Labour Laws in India in 2019

Labour Law Amendments March 2019

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1 ESIC Funeral Expenses ESI funeral expenses benefit limit has increased to 15000 Rs, earlier it was 10000 Rs.

Labour Law Amendments February 2019

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1 Creche Facilities under maternity benefits act 2017 Advisories will be issued for state governments for strict monitoring of creche facilities. ( Under maternity benefits amendment act 2017 creche facilities are mandatory for establishments employing 50 or more than 50 employees)
2 ESIC Employee state insurance has released a draft notification to reduce ESIC contributions to 1% and 4%.

Labour Law Amendments in January 2019

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1 Trade Union Act 1926 Prime minister of India approved recognition of trade unions in state and central level, it brings more transparency and brings industrial harmony.
2 Payment of Wages Act 1936 Employer should pay the wages to the contractual labor either through cheques or credit into the bank account.
3 Maternity Benefit Amendment Act 2017 Central govt is working on an incentive scheme to reimburse 7 weeks maternity wages to the employer.

Eligibility criteria

  • Women employee’s monthly wage should be below 15000 Rs.
  • At least a member of EPF scheme for 1 year and not a member of the ESIC scheme.
4 Building & Other Construction Workers Act (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) 1996 1% of cess will be collected on the cost of construction by the state govt or UT administrations. (Earlier the cess was collected based on the daily wage of the worker)
5 PMRPY Scheme( Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana Scheme) PMRPY scheme has reached 1 Crore beneficiaries as on 14 January 2019

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