Q1. Which of the existing labour laws the Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code, 2020, shall repeal?
The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code, 2020 consolidates the following 13 labour laws:
Q1. Is the Principal Employer liable for the payment of wages to the Contract Labour?
In case, the contractor fails to make payment of wages to its employees, then the principal employer is liable for the payment of wages to the contract labour.
As per the Section 21 (4) of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970, in case the contractor fails to make payment of wages or makes short payment to its employees, then the principal employer shall be liable to make the same to concerned contractor’s employees.
The principal employer, however, may recover the same from the contractor on the basis of his agreement with the contractor.
Q2. Is the Principal Employer liable for the payment of EPF Contribution to the Contract Labour?
In case, if the contractor has not been having/allotted independent Provident Fund Contribution Code Number, in such case the contributions in respect of contractor’s employees shall have to be paid at the first instance by the principal employer. And, later recover the same from the contractor.
In case if the contractors is having an independent code number under EPF Act, 1952, in such case the principal employer is not liable to pay the EPF contribution in respect of employees of contractor.
General Manager-HR, Bharat Fritz Werner Limited
A real man is he or she who lives after death. Similarly he or she is the real employee who remains to be an employee even after the leaving the employment of an employer.
In the employment life of a person employment, resignation, reemployment etc are common.
Especially in the current employment world, post COVID, number of cessations, voluntary as well as involuntary are huge in numbers.
Though a few, there are employees, who are often disgraceful in their communication about the employment resignations.
Communicating on telephone, whatsapp, e- mails have also been witnessed though it is known to be impolite way of communicating resignation decisions.
Country Head of HR, Nexteer Automotive, Bangalore
As the world is healing back to normalcy from last two years of pandemic and devastation it created on human life, work and businesses seems to be inching towards end of Covid, The employees who have shown exemplary flexibility in demonstrating accelerated speed in change adoption by way of working from home or working from anywhere with 24/7 coverage made companies achieve business continuity and uninterrupted customer service, but it has come with huge cost of emotional, psychological pressure on employees, the days had no boundaries of end and beginning of work was all around with the fear and restrictions of authorities due to the spreading pandemic as well as the responsibility of escaping from infection or taking care of any one in family getting infected or even in some unfortunate cases losing the loved one’s and coming to terms with the loss and sustaining one’s balance was a never heard of, once in a century event has passed in different degrees of intensity for each one of us,
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