Applicability of The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 to Direct Employees engaged on Contract basis

It is not uncommon for Employers to engage direct employees on contract basis. The nature of work of such employees may be periodic or permanent. Further, their tenure may be for a particular period, in which case they are termed as Fixed Term Employees. The legal conundrum arises as to the applicability of Employees’ Provident …

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Supreme Court’s PF Judgment- An Increased Possibility of Prosecution

The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (EPF Act) mandates every employer employing 20 or more persons to pay contribution in respect of members of the EPF Scheme employed by him directly or through a contractor. The Supreme Court of India in its recent judgment[1]RPFC(II) West Bengal vs. Vivekananda Vidyamandir & Ors. 2019 …

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