POSH Alert | April 2019 : Flurry of instances of sexual harassment both in India and at a global level

In the last month, the media has reported a flurry of instances of sexual harassment both in India and at a global level. We have seen scores of articles in various media from a cross-section of industries ranging from start-ups to garment industry to large multinationals, schools, universities and colleges, from the US Navy to …

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POSH Alert | March 2019 : The aftermath of #MeToo

The aftermath of #MeToo The shockwaves post the #MeToo movement has brought to fore the gravity and extent of sexual harassment at the workplace which many employers are taking cognizance of. With this new or renewed focus on gender issues, creating a comfortable and safe working environment is more of a right than a choice …

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India Elections 2019 – Declaration of Paid Holiday on Polling Day

The Election Commission of India has announced the polling days for the nationwide election of members to the Lok Sabha. Across India, the 7-phase election will be held between 11 Apr and 23 May, 2019. Polling in Karnataka will be held in two stages on 18.04.2019 and 23.04.2019 across all Lok Sabha Constituencies of the …

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POSH Alert | Feb 2019 : Has your organisation submitted the Annual Report?

Has your organisation submitted the Annual Report? Submission of Annual Report under Sec.21(1) As per the provision under Sec.21(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“the Act”); the Internal Committee or the Local Committee as the case may be, shall in each calendar year prepare, in such …

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POSH Alert | Jan 2019 : 5 years of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) of Women at Workplace Act in India

BCP Associates successfully hosted its first exclusive Knowledge Sharing & Networking Event to commemorate 5 years of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) of Women at Workplace Act in India on 16th January 2019 at The Capitol, Bengaluru. The event was chaired by Mr B C Prabhakar and other experts at BCP Associates to discuss developments …

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POSH Alert | Dec 2018 : Tackling Sexual Harassment at the Workplace…proactively

Tackling Sexual Harassment at the Workplace…proactively 2018 has witnessed trying times for many corporates around varied forms of harassment at the workplace, most notable being Sexual Harassment. There have been different approaches that companies have adopted to counter this menace at the workplace, the most effective of all being timely sensitisation of employees on this …

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POSH Alert | Nov 2018 : The #metoo movement, which is a year old globally, has spared no industry or sector…

Indian companies and #metoo – the right approach Amongst all the #metoo news we have been reading recently, Sundar Pichai’s note to Google employees with subsequent policy changes, Facebook, eBay and Airbnb following suit and most recently, Flipkart CEO’s sudden resignation draw immense attention. The #metoo movement, which is a year old globally, has spared …

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POSH Alert | OCT 2018 : What began with a #metoo interview by one actress has snowballed into a mass campaign against sexual harassment at work…

Trial by media and POSH In the last few days, the media has been abuzz with several instances of sexual harassment in the film and entertainment industry. What began with a #metoo interview by one actress has snowballed into a mass campaign against sexual harassment at work. The momentum it has gathered is attributable, by …

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POSH Alert | Sep 2018 : Prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at the workplace is the statutory obligation of every employer…

Prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at the workplace is the statutory obligation of every employer. While focus on compliance with the law is of prime importance, it is equally important to design internal systems and processes that help in preventing such behaviours and at the same time allow employees to speak up without fear …

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POSH Alert | Aug 2018 : Gazette Notification – Ministry of Corporate Affairs The Govt. of India has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014

Gazette Notification – Ministry of Corporate Affairs (http://egazette.nic.in) The Govt. of India has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014. The amended Rules have been notified in Govt. of India Gazette dated 31.7.2018. Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 contains the matters to be included in the Board’s Report. The amendment mandates that the …

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