Labour Law Insights - May 2024


Key highlights of the publication:

  1. Employers in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand shall follow the revised minimum wages and variable dearness allowance as applicable to them pursuant to the notifications issued by the Labour Department.
  2. Employers in West Bengal, under the state Professional Tax Act, were given an opportunity to file the return with extended timelines, and employers in Karnataka were given an opportunity to pay tax with extended timelines.
  3. The employers, contractors and labourers in Delhi, Gurugram and Tamil Nadu have been instructed by respective government departments to ensure preventive measures and strategy to tackle extreme heat waves during work.
  4. The various state governments, by providing the paid holiday on account of the Lok Sabha Elections, motivated the employees and workmen to exercise their right of vote.
  5. The EPFO has streamlined the process for employees to transfer their EPF accounts. In case the earlier UAN was Aadhaar seeded and verified, the declaration by the employer of transfer request made by the employee in Form-11 will trigger an auto-transfer process, which will transfer the accumulations against his previous PF ID to the new PF ID.