Reductions in force (RIF) have seemingly become rampant, particularly in the IT/ITeS/BPO industries, with many companies letting go of their employees for the stated reason of poor employee performance. Recently, the Indian Edtech company Byju’s made headlines for issuing performance notices to 5000 employees for not meeting their sales target. On the same lines, earlier this year, Unacademy, also an edtech company, dismissed 150 employees in its sales and marketing
The Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav stated that the Centre notified four labour codes in consonance with the norms set by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The proposed four labour codes subsuming 29 existing labour laws have been notified by the Central Government between 2019 & 2020. In the interest of brevity, this article examines the norms set by the ILO with reference Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code,2020.
Background On 13th July 2022, the CEO and Managing Director of Dredging Corporation of India (DCIL), Mr. GYV Victor was suspended pending disciplinary proceedings against him on allegations of forgery. On investigation, it was found that Mr. Victor had suppressed facts (including material misrepresentation of facts) and made false claims in support of his experience in his application to the role advertised by DCIL. This incident unequivocally illustrates the importance
Introduction One of the key changes brought about by the Labour Codes are the provisions for compliance with the requirements of the Codes. While the Codes have introduced the concept of a facilitator/labour inspector to ensure compliance by employers rather than penalising them for a first non-compliance, further non-compliance attracts criminal action with serious consequences that can be initiated by the authorities under the Codes. In a huge shift in
Introduction With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies have adopted a Hybrid Working Model, an operating model and culture wherein employees have the flexibility to work from home or from the office, on certain days of a week or month. This flexibility has enabled organizations to more so retain the workforce. To enable employees to work from home, companies have provided necessary permissions along with company assets such
Sandwich, as the name suggests, means to put something in between two things of similar nature. In labour law parlance, sandwich leave refers to a day or two considered as off between two leaves voluntarily taken by an employee. E.g., leave applied by an employee for Friday and subsequent Monday, but the company counts both Saturday and Sunday as leave while debiting the employee’s leave balance. Many have questioned this