Labor Regulations, Welfare & Social Security

Labor Welfare8

The Contract Labor (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 (Contract Labour Act), regulates the employment of contract labor in certain establishments and by contractors and provides for its abolition in certain circumstances. It applies to all establishments and contractors employing 20 or more contract laborers. The Rules for implementing the provisions of the Contract Labour Act vary from state to state. This Act covers the following:

  • Registration of the principal employer;
  • Licensing of contractors;
  • Responsibility for payment of wages;
  • Welfare and health of contract laborers (canteens, restrooms, first aid, etc.);
  • Submission of returns; and
  • Maintenance of records (register of contractors)

The9 Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 ("POSH Act”) was enacted to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at the workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. All establishments are covered under the POSH Act. For establishments employing less than 10 employees, a Local Committee has to be constituted to look into sexual harassment complaints under the POSH Act and thereby investigate into the matter and recommend measures to resolve it. Likewise, establishments having 10 (ten) or more employees must constitute an Internal Committee which shall look into the matter of sexual harassment under the POSH Act. Constitution of such committees shall be as per the prescription under the POSH Act. All establishments are required to comply with the mandates under the POSH Act to avoid attracting any penalties for non-compliances.

  • 8.Acts and Rules, Chief Labor Commissioner, https://clc.gov.in/clc/acts-rules/acts-and-rules-0, as accessed on 13 May 2022
  • 9.Ministry of Women and Child Development The sexual harassment of women at workplace Prevention,Prohibition, and Redressal Act 2013 | Ministry of Women & Child Development (wcd.nic.in) as accessed on 13 May 2022
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