LABOUR and EMPLOYMENT LAWS: INDIA

Introduction Indian labour law refers to laws regulating labour in India. India is a federal form of government and because labour is a subject in the concurrent list of the Indian Constitution, labour matters are in the jurisdiction of both central and state governments. Laws have been enacted by both central and state governments on labour relations and…

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Whether a branch office (BO) or project office (PO) can send outward remittances, permissible under FEMA, through any AD Category I bank or it has to be through the designated AD Category I bank only?

Wherever the BO or PO is required to remit funds outside India, within the applicable guidelines under FEMA, they may do so not necessarily through the designated AD Category I bank but through any AD Category I bank of its choice subject to obtaining no objection certificate (NOC) from the designated AD Category I bank.…

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Provident Fund Rules for International Workers in India

Provident Fund For International Workers In India Foreign nationals were brought under the purview of the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (“EPF Act”) in October 2008. The EPF Act is the law governing social security in India. Originally, the EPF Act was applicable only to Indian workers. The Government of India in 2008 broadened the…

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