The Governor of West Bengal vide gazette notification No.: Labr/175/IT&EoDB has reduced the regulatory burden on users by bringing the flexible process of automatic renewal of licenses after the expiry of the license period under West Bengal Shops and Establishments Act,1963. For such purpose, fees for renewal of the license under Shops and Establishment will be provided.
The Government of West Bengal in exercise of the power conferred by Section 4(2) of West Bengal Shops and Establishments Act 1963, has granted an exemption to all classes of shops and establishments in the whole of West Bengal from operations of provisions of Section 5(1)(a). Under this notification, the government has allowed the shops and establishment situated within the state of West Bengal to stay open for all seven days a week in public interest without affecting the rights and interests of the workers’ subject to certain conditions as mentioned in the notification.
As per Notification No:- 1/19/3/2016/1673-86 the Government of Madhya Pradesh as per Section 17 of Madhya Pradesh Labour Laws (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Provision Act,2015, has notified the Combined Register and Annual return to be maintained under for the various laws as mentioned below:
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
The Factories Act, 1948,
The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988,
The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
Motor Transport Workers Act,1961
Payment of Gratuity Act,1972
The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions Of Service) Act, 1976
The Madhya Pradesh Shram Kalyan Nidhi Adhiniyam, 1982
The Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958
The Government with reference towards the notification has also allowed the register and returns as mentioned above to be maintained in computerized and digital formats
No: 11/23/2018-4 Lab in exercise of the power conferred by section 28 of the Punjab shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, the governor of Haryana is pleased to exempt all the Commercial Establishments and coverage within the meaning of 2 clause (iv) and clause (Viii) respectively of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1958, from the operation of the provisions of clause (ii) od subsection 2 of section 13 of the said Act regarding requirement of periodic renewal of registration certificates of such commercial establishments and establishments issued under clause (i) of subsection 2 of the section 13 of the said Act, with immediate effect.
The Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Payment of Wages (Air Transport Services) Rules, 1968, namely:
These rules may be called the Payment of Wages (Air Transport Services) Amendment Rules, 2019.
They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2) In the Payment of Wages (Air Transport Services) Rules, 1968, for rule 16, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:
‘16. Annual return. - Every employer shall, on or before the 1st day of February in each year, upload unified annual return in Form VIII on the web portal of the Central Government in the Ministry of Labour and Employment giving information as to the particulars specified in respect of the preceding year:
Provided that during an inspection, the inspector may require the production of accounts, books, registers and other documents maintained in electronic form or otherwise.
The Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Industrial Disputes (Central) Rules,1957, namely:
These rules may be called the Industrial Disputes (Central) Amendment Rules,2019.
2) In the Industrial Dispute (Central) Rules, 1957, for rule 56A, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:
‘56A. Annual return. — Every employer shall, on or before the 1st day of February in each year, upload unified annual return in Form G1 on the web portal of the Central Government in the Ministry of Labour and Employment giving information as to the particulars specified in respect of the preceding year:
Interest on delayed deposit of ESI contributions can’t be waived by any authority or the court. Karn. HC 149
Occurring of an accident when proved, compensation would be payable. Supreme Court 122
Bonus can’t be claimed in writ petition in view of the prescribed forum under the Bonus Act.HP HC 161
Determination of money payable against an employer can be only u/s 7A of the Act. P&H HC 188
25 per cent of the total material cost will be treated as labour expenditure for attracting EPF contributions. Ker. HC 218
Non-withdrawal of money from EPF for 36 months would justify its transfer to inoperative account. Mad. HC 190
Stipend to the trainees would not attract EPF contributions. Ker. HC 193
No leniency can be shown by High Court to defaulting contractor for depositing EPF dues. Karn. HC 209
No demand for EPF contributions for disputed allowances till final decision of the Supreme Court. Mad. HC 203
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