Recent news

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

India: New online portal for foreign employers recruiting Indian workers

The Indian government has recently launched an online e-Migrate portal for foreign employers wishing to recruit Indian workers …

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India: Company maternity leave policy trends

Multinational companies are currently displaying a trend to offer their employees maternity leave rights that significantly exceed minimum requirements set under statute …

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India: Minimum wage rates to increase

The government of Odisha in India has agreed to raise minimum wage rates in the state in accordance with the recommendations of the state advisory committee …

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India: Plans to amend child employment laws approved

Taking a significant step towards overhauling its child labour laws, the government of India has approved a ban on the employment of children below the age of 14 …

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India: Unification of national employment laws

The central government of India is planning to reduce the number of national employment laws applicable in the country, from 44 to five …

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India: Clarification on managerial pay

The Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs has clarified a point on managerial pay under the Companies Act 2014 …

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India: High Court considers ownership of employee inventions

The High Court of Bombay in India recently confirmed that a patent for an invention made during the course of employment can belong to the employee …

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India: Mothers using a surrogate have the right to take maternity leave

The High Court of Kerala in India has held that female employees who have had a baby using a surrogate mother are entitled to post-natal maternity leave and should not be discriminated against for not giving birth to the child themselves …

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India: New requirements for work visa applications

Employers in India sponsoring foreign nationals for employment visa applications must now provide their Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) identification number for inclusion in the visa application …

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India: Labour reforms announced

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has revealed long-awaited labour reforms which will curtail the discretionary powers of labour inspectors and simplify business compliance with labour laws …

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India: Reforms concerning apprentices and labour returns approved

Two labour reforms concerning apprentices and labour returns have been passed by parliament in India …

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