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Employees Compensation-Amendment Act 2017

The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 5, 2016 by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya. The Bill amends the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923.  The Act provides payment of compensation to employees and their dependants in the case of injury by industrial accidents, including occupational diseases.

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PF wage limit enhanced to Rs.15,000

PF wage limit enhanced to Rs.15,000

1st September 2014 will see an increased PF contribution due to enhancement of the PF statutory wage limit by 130% from Rs. 6,500 to Rs.15,000. This social security measure will now match the ESI contribution limit.
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Let’s look at the impact of the amendment in the gazette notification dt. 22-08-2014 –

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On what allowances should PF deduction be applicable?

Aggrieved by an order of the Assessing PF Authority, the appellant-The Supreme Industries filed an appeal (ATA No.383(8) 2009) before the Employees’ Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal. The PF Appellate Authority in its order dated 11-10-2012 has considered the provisions of section 6 of the Act regarding allowances to be or not to be as component of [...]

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PF to be calculated on all Allowances

PF to be calculated on all Allowances

Most of the companies have been calculating PF only on the Basic and DA wage components. HRA was already an exempted wage element. The wage elements for PF contribution are mentioned in Section 6: The contribution which shall be paid by the employer to the Fund shall be ten/ twelve per cent of the basic wages, [...]

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PF Authorities shed some Powers off – Employers smile

PF Authorities shed some Powers off – Employers smile

PF Commissioner RC Mishra took the following decisions on 30-11-2-12, his last day at Office –

PF Authorities cannot take action against Employers for having failed to deposit the workers dues unless the PF Authorities are able name the workers against whose names the remittances are due.
No assessment shall be made unless the individual, into whose [...]

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Amendment to Payment of Wages Act w.e.f 12-09-2012

Attached is a copy of the notification S.O. No.2260(E) Published in the Gazetteof India (extraordinary) part II, Section 3, Sub section (ii), dated 20th September, 2012.Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, has revised the wage ceiling from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 18,000 under the payment of wages act, with effect from 12th September [...]

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Notification: Tamilnadu Factories Rules Amend – 5 Sep 2012

The Tamil Nadu Government has notified amendment in the TN Factories Rules 1950.  The notification is issued and major amendments are listed in the attachment for your reference – Major Amendments
DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENT: Notification Tamilnadu Factories Rules Amend of 5 Sep 2012

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2010

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2010

An important bill that seeks to protect women, including domestic workers, from sexual harassment at workplace was passed in the Lok Sabha on 03-09-2012. The bill defines domestic worker as a woman employed to do household work for remuneration.
Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome act or behaviour such as physical contact and advances, a demand or [...]

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Joint Bank Account accepted by PF Authorities

To reduce the number of rejections of PF settlements received by the PF Authorities, EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) has now decided to accept the members Joint Bank Account for the purpose of PF settlement applied for by the member. The only condition set by the EPFO Authorities is that the account should be co-operated [...]

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Principal Employer to pay PF/ESI for Contract Labour

Principal Employer to pay PF/ESI for Contract Labour

A renowned Advocate from an established Lawyer Firm shattered this assumption: The primary responsibility of payment of ESI and EPF contributions of the Contract Workers lies with the Contractor and the Principal Employer was only to ensure compliance by the Contractor.
It took sometime of convincing by the Advocate with facts laid down before me, that [...]

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