Category: Legal News

Supreme Court slams governments for being slow in providing relief to stranded migrant workers

NHRC issues notices to Central and State governments over poor treatment of community health workers 24 May 2021: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Centre and the states regarding “poor working conditions” of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers across India. It ordered them to submit reports detailing the remuneration paid […]

Women cannot be denied employment because it requires working at night, rules High Court

Karnataka: High Court orders transport workers to end strike given the worsening Covid-19 crisis 21 April 2021: Karnataka High Court ordered transport workers to end their strike and immediately resume bus operations given the worsening pandemic situation. The Court clarified that its decision was not based on the legitimacy or correctness of the workers’ demands. […]

Kerala: High Court rules against regularization of temporary government employees

Maharashtra: Mumbai Labour Court directs BEST to pay gratuity, says cash crunch no reason for non-payment 30 March 2021: Mumbai Labour Court directed BEST to pay employees their rightful gratuity along with 10% interest for the delay. The court held that financial crisis or revenue loss is no reason for the non-payment of gratuity, and […]

Rajasthan: State government amends prison rules to ends caste-based labour in prisons after High Court intervention

Madras High Court orders calculation of insurance premiums in accordance with minimum wages 24 February 2021: Justice SM Subramaniam of the Madras High Court ruled that insurance companies are obligated to collect premiums from employers in consonance with minimum wages to ensure that rightful compensation is paid to the workers in the event of an […]

Delhi: High Court pulls up municipal corporations for non-payment of salaries and pensions

Delhi: High Court pulls up municipal corporations for non-payment of salaries and pensions 21 January 2021: The division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli while hearing multiple petitions in relation to non-payment of salaries and pensions to the employees of Delhi municipal corporations, held that the right to receive salary and pension is […]

Delhi government to withdraw FIRs against migrant workers lodged during lockdown

Delhi government to withdraw FIRs against migrant workers lodged during lockdown 22 December 2020: The state government of Delhi issued instructions to the Home department to withdraw all FIRs/complaints which were lodged against migrant workers during the lockdown. The cases were registered by the police when thousands of migrant workers violated prohibitory orders inorder to […]

Kerala: High Court restrains BPCL unions from joining countrywide general strike

Kerala: High Court restrains BPCL unions from joining countrywide general strike 26 November 2020: Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar of the Kerala High Court restrained the employees union of BPCL and its members in Kochi from taking part in the nationwide general strike by issuing an interim order on a petition filed by Kurian P […]

Supreme Court refuses to entertain Neyveli Coal India Ltd. plea against NGT order

Supreme Court refuses to entertain Neyveli Coal India Ltd. plea against NGT order 28 October 2020: A three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi refused to entertain the plea of Neyveli Coal India Limited against the National Green Tribunal order imposing an interim penalty of Rs five crore on NLC […]

Supreme Court orders government to ensure free ration to sex workers

Supreme Court orders government to ensure free ration to sex workers 22 September 2020: A division bench of Justices LN Rao and Hemant Gupta has ordered the state governments to ensure that sex workers get rations even if they do not possess ration cards. Hearing a petition filed by Durbar Mahila Samanvaya Committee the bench […]

Supreme Court issues notice to Gujarat government over amendment cancelling overtime pay

Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu government to survey all migrant workers 28 August 2020: A division bench of Justices MM Sundresh and R Hemalatha has directed the Tamil Nadu government to undertake an extensive survey to identify, register and enlist all unorganised manual workers to ensure that they benefit from various government schemes.  The […]

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