The Supreme Court has observed that while awarding interest on the compensation to an employee, under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, it is to be awarded from the date of the accident.
The employer had challenged the compensation awarded to the wife of a workman who had died in the course of employment.
In this case, the Commissioner for Workmen’s Compensation had awarded the interest at the rate of 12% per annum on the awarded sum but it was awarded from the expiry of 45 days from the date of order and that too, if the employer failed to deposit the awarded sum within 45 days.
The Bombay high court upheld that the amended Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act, 2017, encompasses medical practitioners, clinics, polyclinics, maternity homes, hospitals and dispensaries that employ 10 or more persons.
It specifies that work timings should not exceed 10 and half hours a day and, in case a worker is entrusted with intermittent or urgent work, these should not cross 12 hours. It also provides for overtime wages beyond nine hours, permits employers to keep establishments open for business on all days, provides for weekly holidays, and mandates employers to ensure cleanliness and facilities for first-aid and water.
The Mumbai regional office of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has issued a public warning against a man named 'Deepak Sharma’ who is taking advantage of a glitch on Google Search to extract personal information like ATM card number, PAN card, Aadhaar, etc from the public.
The EPFO public notice alerts citizens about the imposter and the potential scam. It has also warned citizens not to share any personal details with any so-called EPFO official over the phone.
As per the notice issued by EPFO, whenever someone searches for the contact details of EPFO Bandra office on Google search website, the mobile number ‘09102195592’ is shown as the registered contact number. The notice clarifies that this mobile number does not belong to any official EPFO's Bandra office.
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Customary bonus paid in past at the discretion of employer can’t be claimed as a right. Karn. HC 1194
Absence though repeated but not intentional would not justify dismissal from service. Mad. HC 1192
No regularization of a trainee engaged for one year only. Bom. HC 1204
Engaging daily wager for 10 year would amount to unfair labour practice. Del. HC 1176
Extending threats and beating an employee with stones would justify dismissal of workman. HP HC 1212
Abandonment of job appropriate when workman remained absent for 4 years and did not work 240 days in the preceding 12 months. P&H HC 1226
Non-production of record by employer would justify 240 days working of a workman. P&H HC 1229
Only earned wages can be claimed under Delhi Shops & Establishment Act. Del. HC 1206
Service of notice presumed when sent by post besides publication in the newspaper. HP HC 1212
Working for 240 days would not justify claim for reinstatement. P&H HC 1227
Directors of a Limited Company cannot be held vicariously liable for non-payment of statutory dues. Cal. HC 1254
Employees of contractors can’t be deprived membership of provident fund when company has formed its own trust. Bom. HC 1247
High court would rarely entertain writ petition against order of lower authorities when forum for appeal is available. Bom. HC 1242
Arrears of EPF can be recovered from the lessor if lessee fails to pay. Ker. HC 1260
Payment of EPF dues after filing the complaint will not absolve the employer from criminal liability. Cal. HC 1254
Recovery of EPF arrears can be made from the personal properties of the lessee. Ker. HC 1260
The person liable for deposit of EPF dues should be taken as ‘employer’. Cal. HC 1254
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