Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to India which reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

India: Employment visa holder rules still taking shape

The issuing of employment visas to highly skilled or qualified foreign nationals who possess skills that are not easily available in India are not yet subject to any comprehensive set of regulations or procedures …

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India: Sharp rise in unemployment as economy cools

Although India’s vast grey economy makes its official unemployment rate only a partial record of its true joblessness, it probably correlates with the overall picture …

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India: Employment of women in night shifts at Karnataka factory is allowed

The Madras High Court had laid down conditions for employing women in factories at night …

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India: Supreme Court expands family rights to LGBTQ+ and unmarried partners

The Supreme Court extends family rights to LGBTQ couples and unmarried partners …

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India: Trade unions disappointed as Karnataka government notifies minimum wages for eight scheduled employment

The Karnataka State government has increased minimum wages in eight scheduled sectors by an average of 10% …

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India: Further delay in parliamentary consideration of Data Protection Bill

Although the Bill was due for debate during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that commenced last month, it is now clear that it will not yet be on the agenda for many months …

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India: Government seeks wider authority over global M&A with antitrust law

Move to strengthen competition laws to make it necessary for many tech multinationals with “substantial business operations in India” to gain antitrust approval …

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India: Law graduates don’t need to quit their jobs to become lawyers, Bar Council of India tells SC

Improvement in the mobility of law graduates working in other professions …

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India: Negotiations are underway with the UK and USA on SSAs

Negotiations are underway with the United Kingdom and USA on social security totalisation agreements (SSAs) …

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India: New SEZ rule allows WFH for 50% staff

Up to 50% of employees in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) may work from home …

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India: The Karnataka High Court has confirmed an upward revision in the retirement age

The Karnataka High Court has confirmed an upward revision in the retirement age …

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India: Pay full and final settlement within 2 days – new wage code

The new employment codes were supposed to become effective at last on 1st July 2022 …

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India: Chennai Labour Court orders reinstatement of technology sector employee

The Chennai Labour Court has ordered a major technology company to reinstate an employee – with 7 years in backpay …

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India: Hyundai Motor India inks revised wage pact with employees union

Hyundai Motors India has signed a new backdated wage agreement with the United Union of Hyundai Employees (UUHE) …

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India: 4-day work week, lesser take-home salary

Although individual States and Territories still need to opt in to the new four Labour Codes, the deadline still seems to have been July 1st – even if by default …

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