2018

Notification on Mandatory submission of claims through online

Effective from 27th February 2018, EPFO mandates that in case the amount of claim settlement is above Rs.10 lacs for PF claims and Rs.5 lacs in respect of the EPS withdrawal claims, the claim form must be accepted through online mode only.

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Notification on The Tamil Nadu Contract Labour(Regulation and Abolition) Rules,1975

As per the notification dated 21st February 2018, the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended The Tamil Nadu Labour Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1975. The amendment now introduced the following features as,

•Principal Employers and Contractors can pay the statutory fees and application through Online (https://dish.tn.gov.in/).

•The fees towards registration, renewal and amendment of license has been enhanced

•The validity of license now being extended for a period of two consecutive years.

 

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Notification on Online Submission of FORM 5A Under EPF

Via this notification,” As per EPFO circular dated 25th January 2018, that every employer in relation to a factory or other establishment to which the Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies, shall furnish online/electronically in Form No. 5A, particulars of all branches and departments, owners, occupiers, Directors, Partners, Manager or any other person or persons who have the ultimate control over the affairs of such factory or establishment and also furnish details of changes in such particulars within 15 days of such change. E-sign facility has been provided to the employers for online submission of Form No. 5A. EPFO or PF Office has also stated that Offline/Physical submission of Form No. 5A stands discontinued. Details for online submission of Form No. 5A are available on the website of the EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organization). EPFO or PF Field offices have also been directed to not ask hard copies in case of submission of form 5A with digital/e-signatures by employers

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Notification on Employees Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2018

Effective from 15th February 2018, Ministry of Labour and Employment has introduced minimum assurance benefit of Rs. 2.5lakhs and maximum of 6 lakhs under Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme and this shall be in force for a period of two years from the date of this Notification.

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Notification on Provision of Two Dispensary/IMP under ESIC

ESIC vide circular dated 07th February 2018, introduced an additional benefits to all Insured Women/ Insured Persons to choose two dispensary/IMP through an employer which includes one for self and one for their families. For further details please find the attached notification for your reference.

 

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Regulatory Alert TN LWF

Notification on Tamilnadu Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2018

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The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2018 Notification

As per the notification dated 30th Jan 2018 the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972. The amendment now states that any person in a supervisory capacity drawing wages exceeding fifteen thousand rupees per mensem will be excluded from the coverage of the Act. This extends only to the state of Tamilnadu.

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Compensation & Total Rewards Trend Reports

The report highlights interesting trends in terms of not only how compensation and benefits structures have evolved in India over last few decades but also how these vary from Industry to Industry ; how new age industry sectors differ from tradition industry sectors and what employees actually value.  The Age of Plain old salary increments is over and a radical compensation mix – comprising between 60% and 40% fixed-to-variable and between 38% and 85% intangible-to-tangible – is ushering in the Total Rewards era in India. As a critical component of Total Rewards, Flexi-benefits are fast gaining currency thanks to personalization, higher perceived value and better tax benefits. Sectors employing a bigger pool of mid-level professionals have a rationalized compensation and rewards structure, and hierarchical profiling shows up a sharp increase in variable pay higher up the hierarchy. While organizations are taking active measures to retain critical talent substantial mismatch between employee and employer expectations at both the talent acquisition and retention phases diminishes the economic value to both. Employers have an “attraction disconnects”, and “retention disconnect”; Employee carries liberal benefits expectations throughout the lifecycle and has substantially low satisfaction levels on compensation and benefits. 

 

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Notification on Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central (Second Amendment)

Via this notification, The Central Government, has amended Rule 17, 82 in the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules 1971, for rule 17 and 82, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

Rule 17 – The words and figure ‘in Form I’, the words and figures ‘in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted

Rule 82 - Every principal employer and contractor shall file a unified annual return in form XIV (annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017) on Shram Suvidha Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before 1st day of the February every year. Filing of form XXV is omitted.

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Notification on Employer Contribution to EPF Need Not Mandatorily Exceed Statutory Wage Ceiling Limit

As per EPFO circular dated 03rd January 2018, EPFO has reiterated (the Supreme Court Judgment in the matter of Marathawada Gramin Bank Karamchari Sangathan and another Vs. Management of Marathawada Gramin Bank) and has directed that employers cannot be forced to contribute over and above the statutory wage ceiling in respect of their employees. However, option is available for the employees to contribute beyond the statutory wage ceiling if they so desire subject to the conditions enumerated under Para 26 (6) of the Employees' Provident Funds Scheme, 1952.

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Karnataka Shops & Establishments

This is to inform you that, as per the scheduled revision of Minimum Wages Act 1948, the Minimum Wages Pay for scheduled category, “Shops and Establishment” as prescribed by concerned State Authority (Karnataka) has been revised.

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Notification on Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017 with Rationalisation of Forms

Via this notification, The Central Government, has amended Rule 17, 82 in the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules 1971, for rule 17 and 82, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

Rule 17 – The words and figure ‘in Form I’, the words and figures ‘in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted

Rule 82 - Every principal employer and contractor shall file a unified annual return in form XIV (annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017) on Shram Suvidha Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before 1st day of the February every year. Filing of form XXV is omitted.

Along with this notification, attached the forms under Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under certain Labour Laws Rules 2017.

 

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Notification on GOA Factories (14th Amendment) Rules 2017

Government of GOA vide its notification dated 04th Jan 2018; amended the following Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notification on The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2017

Via this notification, The Central Government, has amended Rule 3, 56 in the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1980, for rule 3 and 56, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

Rule 3 – The words and figure ‘in Form I’, the words and figures ‘in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted

Rule 56 - Every principal employer and contractor shall file a unified annual return in form XIV (annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017) on Shram Suvidha Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before 1st day of the February every year.

Filing of form XXIII and Form XXIV is omitted.

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Notification on Abolishing Of Uploading Copy Of Pan Card At The Time Of Registration Of Establishment

EPFO has exempted the uploading of Scanned Copy of Pan Card for registration of Establishment through Circular Dated 8th Jan 2018.

Via this Circular dated 8th January 2018, the EPFO has informed that the requirement of uploading the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishment has been examined and online system has been put in place for verifying details of PAN directly from the Income Tax Department. Hence, it has been decided by the competent authority that there is no need to upload the scanned copy of PAN card at the time of registration of establishments. Information Services Division has already carried out necessary modifications in the software accordingly

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The changing dynamics of the job industry and its impact on the rewards and compensation structure.

The report highlights interesting trends in terms of not only how compensation and benefits structures have evolved in India over last few decades but also how these vary from Industry to Industry ; how new age industry sectors differ from tradition industry sectors and what employees actually value.  The Age of Plain old salary increments is over and a radical compensation mix – comprising between 60% and 40% fixed-to-variable and between 38% and 85% intangible-to-tangible – is ushering in the Total Rewards era in India. As a critical component of Total Rewards, Flexi-benefits are fast gaining currency thanks to personalization, higher perceived value and better tax benefits. Sectors employing a bigger pool of mid-level professionals have a rationalized compensation and rewards structure, and hierarchical profiling shows up a sharp increase in variable pay higher up the hierarchy. While organizations are taking active measures to retain critical talent substantial mismatch between employee and employer expectations at both the talent acquisition and retention phases diminishes the economic value to both. Employers have an “attraction disconnects”, and “retention disconnect”; Employee carries liberal benefits expectations throughout the lifecycle and has substantially low satisfaction levels on compensation and benefits. 

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TEAMLEASE EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK REPORT- HALF YEARLY EDITION 2017-18

Comprehensive overview of the mechanics of hiring, job growth, salaries and their drivers, trends and forecasts across eight cities and sixteen sectors in India.

THE REPORT AIMS TO :-

• Measure trends in hiring sentiment across the country, and estimate Job Growth, by city and sector.
• Drill across geographies, business size and hierarchy to provide additional dimensions of the statistic.
• Identify the key drivers of hiring sentiment at a ‘big-picture’ as well as sector-level.

Note: The Employment Outlook and Job Growth statistics need to be read together for each sector for better understanding of the trends.

 

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2017

NETAP Case Study for ALPLA

Dearth of talent has been a major concern for corporate India. Inspite of having rich demographic dividends finding a right match is a challenge. Apprenticeship training has been mandatory as per the Act, however just about 25000 employers take up apprenticeship program. Studies have shown that if employers can focus on providing formal training in form of apprenticeship, productivity and quality of output improves tremendously.

Here we present one such case by ALPLA which has resorted to formal apprenticeship through NETAP and gained tremendously. We hope it gives you an insight on talent creation.

Also attached is the “National Employability Enhancement Mission” (NEEM) notification published in the gazette and it’s as per the AICTE Act of 1987.

Click here to download the NEEM notification.

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Kerala Minimum Wage VDA revised effective from 1 Mar 2017

Minimum Wage DA of Kerala

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Notification-Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971

Notification-Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971

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