Women Allowed To Work In Night Shifts In State of Maharashtra

Women Allowed To Work In Night Shifts In State of Maharashtra

On 1st December, 2015, President Pranab Mukherjee  approved the Factories Amendment Bill, 2015 of Maharashtra which among other things, amends section 66 (1)(b) of the Factories Act, 1948, now allowing women to work night shifts from 7pm to 6am in factories in Maharashtra. Given the rise of educated women ready to join the workforce, there was a need to create employment opportunities for them and tap into this talent pool. The current position of the…

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Sexual Harassment Law, detailed Analysis

Sexual Harassment Law, detailed Analysis

1. INTRODUCTION ‘A’ worked for a reputed consultancy firm in Mumbai. After her failure to reveal conflict of interest due to her husband’s similar consultancy firm and further refusal to repay the loan she took from the employers, she was asked to resign. Instead, the lady filed a sexual harassment case against her employer and his wife. ‘C’ worked as a bank manager for a reputed bank in Mumbai. ‘B’ comes to him asking him…

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Employers CANNOT Retain Original Certificates Of Employees

Employers CANNOT Retain Original Certificates Of Employees

Employers, so as to prevent employees from quitting without prior notice, sometimes retain original certificates/documents of the employees and make similar mandatory clauses in appointment agreements. The certificates are not handed over to the employees for long, even after completion of their notice period. First of all, employers have no right to retain original certificates even as security against notice or notice pay. If an employer refuses to return original certificates, the employee has the…

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Red Flags In IT Landscape

Red Flags In IT Landscape

The IT Industry has changed the landscape of India irrespective of its political philosophy. Various state governments are offering the red–carpet treatment to the IT Industry. This sector has generated huge direct and indirect employment. The salaries in the IT Sector are unmatched even by the manufacturing sector. Any Engineer with adequate knowledge of Information Technology can get a job in the IT Sector. State governments, competing with each other, have started offering huge incentives…

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Labour Laws in India Applicable To IT Companies

Labour Laws in India Applicable To IT Companies

The recent and ongoing economic down surge has resulted in a large number of IT jobs being cut and hiring strictures being put in place, both of which, quite understandably, have not gone down well with the young IT professionals the country churns out every year. In 2013, the incident of the fresh HCL recruits forming a Union and staging protests after the IT Company delayed their joining dates at least five times officially, shows…

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