Category Archives: Employment Law

Occupational Safety and Health Hazards in Workplace: Govt.

The Government of India has declared the National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace (NPSHEW) which aims to establish a preventive safety and health culture in the country through elimination of the incidence of work related injuries, diseases, … Continue reading

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Special allowances not part of basic wages: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the special allowances paid by an employer to its employees would not fall within the expression ‘basic wages’ for computation of deduction towards the provident fund if the payment have a direct … Continue reading

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States not to collect data on backwardness of SC/ST: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the States need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (“SC/ST”) for giving quota in job promotions to SC/ST employees. Refusing to reconsider … Continue reading

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Salient features for proposed National Policy for Domestic Workers: Govt.

Indian government has started discussions regarding a Policy for Domestic Workers, the salient features of which are as follows: Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the existing legislations Registration of Domestic workers. Right to form their own associations, trade unions Right to have … Continue reading

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Employers can bar class actions in employment contracts: USSC

In an important ruling with far reaching consequences, the United States Supreme Court ruled that employers can use individualized arbitration clauses that bar class actions in employment contracts to resolve employment disputes between the parties. “Congress has instructed in the … Continue reading

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CBI out of purview of Right to Information Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently reiterated that the expression ‘Human Rights Violation’ as used in proviso to Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“Act”) cannot be extended to include controversies relating the service matters, and hence information … Continue reading

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Revised DTAA between India and Kenya notified: Govt.

The revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Kenya has been notified in the Official Gazette on 19th February, 2018. The revised DTAA will improve transparency in tax matters, help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance, remove double … Continue reading

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