COMPLIANCE CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER, 2019
Professional Tax - States - Remittances
|Due Date||States||Existing Rules||Mode|
|10th September '19||Andhra Pradesh, Telangana||State-wise regulations||Online|
|10th September '19||Madhya Pradesh||State-wise regulations||By Challan|
|15th September '19||Gujarat||Gujarat PT regulations||By Challan|
|20th September '19||Karnataka||Karnataka PT regulations||By Challan & online|
|21st September '19||West Bengal||West Bengal PT regulations||Online|
|28th September '19||Assam & Odisha||State-wise regulations||Online|
|28th September '19||Maharashtra||Maharashtra PT regulations||Online|
|30th September '19||Tamil Nadu||State-wise regulations||By Challan|
|30th September '19||Puducherry||State-wise regulations||By Challan|
|15th September '19||Remittance of Contribution||Epf & MP Act, 1952||Online|
|15th September '19||Monthly Returns For Reporting Details Of International Workers (Statement IW-1)||Epf & MP Act, 1952||Online|
|25th September '19||Monthly Returns-For Exempted Employer Under EDLI Scheme (FORM 7(IF))||Epf & MP Act, 1952||Manual|
|15th September '19||Remittance of Contribution||ESIC Act, 1948||Online|
|07th September '19||TDS Payment||Income Tax Act, 1961||Online|
|Worker Welfare Fund Remittances|
|05th September '19||Kerala (Worker Welfare Fund Act)||Kerala State Worker Welfare Fund||By Challan|
Kerala CPI Index
Kerala government has revised the variable dearness allowance for Shops and Commercial Establishment and employment in Computer Software Segment. As per the notification, the Consumer Price Index (Cost of Living Index) Numbers applicable to employees in work under the Minimum Wages Act effective from June 2019.
Minimum Wages Notifications
Vide notification No.MWA-1015/418/CR-140/LAB-7
Maharashtra government has revised minimum rates of wages variable dearness allowance effective July 24th, 2019, which will be valid till December 31st, 2019.
Maharashtra government has revised basic rates of wages for shops and establishment in the state, Valid from July 24th, 2019.
The Karnataka Maternity Beneffit Amendment
Vide notification No.LD 127 LET 2018
Government of Karnataka notifies the rule for setting up the crèche facilities for women employees under the maternity benefit act, 1961. The act has come into an effect on August 8th, 2019.
The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bills aimed at tightening the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance and safeguard greater responsibility and better enforcement of the corporate governance norms. Please refer the Bill for rest of the general Provisional changes.
The Code on Wages, 2019
The new bill has been approved by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha after the presidential assent, published in the Official Gazette on August 08th, 2019.
The Date of Commencement of Act yet to notify by the Government.
The Code on Wages will substitute the
- Payment of Wages Act, 1936,
- Minimum Wages Act, 1948,
- Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and
- Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions
The Minister of Labour and Employment has introduced the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019. The code aims to improve the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions requirements manifold and also combine 13 central labour laws into a single code.
Chhattisgarh Shops & Establishment (Amendment) Rules, 2019
The Chhattisgarh Shops & Establishment amendment revises the Fees for gaining registration certificate and is also doing away with the requirement of renewal of registration.
Telangana Shops & Establishments Act
Vide notiffication no G.O.Ms.No. 24
As per the vide notiffication, Telangana shops permitted to remain open 365 days a year extended to three years.
The Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act, 1946
Vide Circular No 20934-70
Government of Haryana has directed all officers of the labour department to strictly comply with guidelines of Industrial Employment (standing order) Act, 1946; where the provisions of the said Act has been made applicable to every establishment of a contractor.
Renewal of License Period Extended Under Tamil Nadu Factories
Vide notification no SRO A-29/2019
As per the notification, the license validity from ten years has been extended to fifteen years under the Tamil Nadu Factories Rule.
Exemption for IT, ITES Establishment from Certain Provisions under Telangana Shops and Establishments Act
Vide notification no G.O.Ms.No. 25
As per the notification, Telangana Government exempts all the Information Technology and IT-Enabled Services (ITES) from certain provisions of the Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988, for a period of five years.
Medical Benefit for Dependent under the Employees State Insurance
Vide notification no G.S.R. 599(E)
As per the notification, the Employee state insurance corporation has increased the medical benefit for dependent parents from five thousand rupees to nine thousand rupees.
Rajasthan Shops and Commercial Establishment Amendment
An act to combine and amend the law relating to the regulation of conditions of work and employment in shops and commercial establishments.
Important Judgements – September 2019
High Court imposed hefty cost of Rs.50, 000 on woman for false complaint of sexual harassment. Del. HC 947
Dismissal is justified due to long unauthorized absence. P&H HC 984
Maternity Benefit Act applies to contractual employees also. Bom. HC 1003
Termination of contractual employee for short period not illegal. Supreme Court 945
Instead of Rs.50,000 compensation in lieu of reinstatement High Court enhanced to Rs.4,00,000 considering service of 10 years. Del. HC 955
No interest can be paid on retrenchment compensation when workman refused to accept the same. P&H HC 970
Termination of even a temporary employee for misconduct without enquiry is not valid. Supreme Court 945
Inquiry by ICC is vitiated if report not provided to the perpetrator. All. HC 965
Any agreement prejudicial to Maternity Benefit Act is not legal. Bom. HC 1003
Auto Industry can’t be declared public utility service under Industrial Disputes Act. Mad. HC 963
EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUNDS & MP ACT
Workers stitching garments from home are covered under the EPF Act. Supreme Court 1019
EPF Tribunal is empowered to reduce or waive damages for delayed payment of dues. Del. HC 1034, 1035
Recovery of dues can be stayed till disposal of appeal by EPFA Tribunal. Cal. HC 1054
Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 reflects the formula for calculation of past service. Raj. HC 1051
EPF Authority has legal obligation to consider the objections raised by the employer. Karn. HC 1056
Late deposit of EPF contributions is also a criminal offence. P&H HC 1060
Remittance of EPF dues in installments as an exceptional case due to financial difficulties is proper. Mad. HC 1056
Higher pension also available to employees working in exempted trusts of establishments. Del. HC 1024
Work at home staffs also get provident fund. Supreme Court 1019
When transferee employer is paying EPF contributions, transferor cannot be liable for default. Raj. HC 1048
Pre-deposit can be reduced to 25% in view of financial difficulty of appellant employer. Mad. HC 1037
Delay for filing appeal can be condoned up to 60 days on sufficient cause. Cal. HC 1042
Minimum Wages Notifications
|State||Class||ZONE I (INR)||ZONE II (INR)||ZONE III (INR)||With Effect From|
|Himachal Pradesh||Highly Skilled||10635.00||01-Apr-19|