Based on the recommendations of the Second National Commission on Labour for  consolidating about 40+ central laws and 100 state laws into four-five labour codes to bring in uniformity and up-dation with changed economic and technological developments, the Modi government gave a fresh push to convert the existing 29 central labour laws into four labour codes viz;

  1. The Code on Wages
  2. The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions – 2020
  3. The Code on Industrial Relations – 2020
  4. The Code on Social Security 2020

Program Objectives :

  • Understanding the recently passed Codes on OSH, IR and Social Security. 
  • Code on Occupational Health & Safety & Working Conditions and key provisions of the Code , Code on Industrial Relations.
  • Key provisions under the Code on Wages – 2019  and Draft central Rules
  • Revised Wages definition under the Code on Wages and its effects on employers and employees
  • Understanding the key provisions under the Shops & Commercial Establishments Act and its applicability on various establishments.
  • Detailed Study of the Act obligatory requirements of the Act in an Establishment
  • Specific provisions for employment/ exemption of employment of Children, Young persons and Women in the Establishments

Program Synopsis :

  1. Key provisions of Codes on OSH, IR and Social Security.
  2. Provisions under Code on Occupational Health, Safety & Working Conditions for employment of Contract Labour and Inter-State Migrant Worker
  3. Key provisions of Code on Industrial Relations 2019 and provisions related to Fixed Term Employment in Establishment
  4. Key Changes in IR Code for applicability and certification of Standing Orders, Lay-Off, Retrenchment and Closure of Establishments.
  5. Proposed Code on Social Security 2019 and key provision under the code for Gig-workers, home based workers.
  6. Key provision of Code on Wages 2019 and Draft central Rules
  7. Definition of Wages, Wage Components and structuring the Wages as per new Code provisions.
  8. Highlights of the Maharashtra Shops & Establishments Act & Rules
  9. Registration of Shops & Commercial Establishments Process, SOP, Forms, Fee and  Renewal of Registration
  10. Provisions for Working Hours, Rest Day, Close Day and Overtime Work,   Annual leave with wages
  11. Wages & Compensation Provisions for wages payment, Deductions,  Appointment letters and employee benefits.
  12. Safety provisions, Hygiene, Cleanliness, Protection against Fire etc.
  13. Provisions for employments of Children, Young persons and Women in   Establishments Permission for Night Working.
  14. Maintenance of Registers, Records, Displays, Notices &  Returns   

Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2020 :

In a move to consolidate the law relating to occupational safety and health, welfare facilities and working conditions in relation to employees and workers, The OSH Code seeks to replace 13 statutes, which includeThe Factories Act ; Contract Labour (R&A) Act, Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RoE & CoS) Act, Building and Other Construction Workers (RoE & CoS) Act, Mines Act, Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, Plantations Labour Act, Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (CoS) Act, Working Journalists (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, Motor Transport Workers Act, Sales Promotion Employees (CoS) Act, Beedi and Cigar Workers (CoS) Act, Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act.The

Industrial Relations Code, 2020 

seeks to replace three labour laws: (i) the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, (ii) the Trade Unions Act, 1926, and (iii) the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946..

Code on Social Security, 2020 :

The Code proposes to consolidate the following statutes: Employee’s Compensation Act, Employees’ State Insurance Act, Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,; Employment Exchanges (CNV) Act); Maternity Benefit Act ; Payment of Gratuity Act, Cine-Workers Welfare Fund Act, Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, and Unorganised Workers Social Security Act.

Code on Wages – 2019 : 

The Code Code on Wages regulates wage and bonus payments in all employments and aims at providing equal remuneration to employees. It subsumes and repeals the following four important labour laws: The Payment of Wages Act, 1936, The Minimum
Wages Act, 1948, The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

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