The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) on 15th June 2021 announced an extension of 3 months to the time limit for the mandatory seeding (or linking) of Aadhar with the EPF’s Universal Account Number (UAN), until 1st September 2021. Prior to this extension, the EPFO had mandated the employers to link the Aadhar number with
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COVID-19 Ground Reality The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (“SARS-CoV-2”) popularly known as COVID-19, is a catastrophe that has adversely affected the lives of employees and employers across the globe. The functioning of a workplace has innately changed with a constant fear of the workforce being affected by the disease while being at work.
Perhaps the greatest asset an organization has is its people. Empowered, driven and satisfied employees, not only boost productivity but help the company push the boundaries in the market. Who is a People Manager? A People Manager is a person who not only manages people at work, but facilitates, mentors, coaches, advises and connects. Let
The tragic sight of lakhs of migrant workers painfully making their way back to their homes during the national lockdown last year shook the conscience of the nation. Several people questioned why there were no laws in place which could have compelled governments at the Centre and in the States, as well as employers, to
The year 2020 witnessed a major crisis in the public health scenario across the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This necessitated substantial step-up activity by the Indian government and other agencies in the public as well as private health care systems. When the virus spread, it became apparent that strict lockdown measures was the
The Ministry of Labour & Employment had announced in March 2020 that individuals could claim non-refundable advances from their Provident Fund (PF) account not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowance for three months or up to 75% of the amount standing to their credit in the Fund, whichever is lesser, for Covid related needs.
Setting the Context COVID-19 has caused widespread and long-lasting impact on the economy as a whole and employment sector in particular. With the primary focus to contain the spread of the disease, the Central Government and the State Government had been taking various measures, including declaring situation based partial or complete lockdown across the states. Under these circumstances, companies have been unable to engage fully in manufacture or deliver services from their factories or office locations, for infrastructure and security reasons. Budgets were
The Factories Act, 1948 is one of the earliest welfare legislations aimed to secure health, safety, welfare, proper working hours and other benefits to the workers of the factory. The law requires several compliances on the part of the owner and occupier of the factory and imposes stringent liability on them in the event of
A full-blown global pandemic of COVID-19 has resulted in sharp economic slowdown across the globe. As the Government continues to raise awareness and promote precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, employers find themselves between a rock and a hard place – continued expenses if they function and closure if they don’t. The typical
With the rapid spread of the corona virus (COVID-19), employers are alarmed as to its potential impact on their workplace environment.With a view to prevent the further spread of the virus, the Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka, has issued Circular KAE 170 SWEMARA 2018 (B-R) dated 05.03.2020 directing all the Establishments (Industrial & Commercial)