Wednesday, March 15, 2017

States at the forefront of labour law reform


  • Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 Relaxes hire-andfire policy
  • Factories Act,1948 increases threshold limit for firms, from 20 workers to 40
  • Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 industries will be able to hire more temporary
  • workers
  • Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act,
  • 1970 increases threshold limit of applicable factories, from 20 workers to 50
  • Factories Act,1948 reduces units under the law
Madhya Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh Labour Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015 allows easier retrenchment policy and
  • night shifts for women
  • Labour Laws ( Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduces compromise as a dispute mechanism.
  • Allows prohibition of strike in public utility services


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