Category: Legal News

Supreme Court orders no action against employers who do not comply to MHA order on payment of wages

Calcutta High Court orders labour department to initiate action against jute mill owners for non-payment of lockdown wages 24 June 2020: A division bench headed by justice T.B.N Radhakrishnan of the Calcutta High Court ordered the state labour department to initiate legal action against jute mill owners on account of non-payment of wages for the […]

Andhra Pradesh High Court orders government to seize premises of LG Polymers

Delhi High Court orders transport department to release relief money within 10 days 30 May 2020: A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad has ordered the transport department to release assistance package of Rs 5,000 each into bank accounts of the eligible non-chip public service vehicle (PSV) badge holder drivers of auto rickshaws, […]

Supreme Court allows construction workers to approach Consumer Court against Construction Workers’ Welfare Board

Supreme Court allows construction workers to approach Consumer Court against Construction Workers’ Welfare Board. 18 March 2020: In the matter of Joint Labour Commissioner & Registering Officer and Ors. Vs. Kesar Lal a division bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi ruled that a construction worker registered under the Building and Other Construction Workers […]

Supreme Court: No reservation in promotion for State Government employees

Orissa: HC directs state government to hike daily allowance of Home Guards to Rs. 500 29 February 2020: Orissa High Court directed the State government to pay the Home Guards a wage at par with police constables. It also directed the government to pay the interim daily allowance of Rs. 500 to Home Guards with […]

Tripura: Expression of political belief is not criminal, Court orders reinstatement of worker fired over attending political rally

Supreme Court raps PSU for violation of equal pay for equal work, orders extension of Provident Fund benefits to contract workers 19 January 2020: Pawan Has Limited, a Public Service Undertaking (PSU) that provides helicopter services to the oil companies was pulled up by the Supreme Court for filing a petition against its employees’ union, […]

Madras High Court: Minority union has a right to representation in disputes

Himachal Pradesh High Court: Years of service of contract workers before regularisation to be considered for calculation of pension and gratuity 28 December 2019: The division bench of Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Chandar Bhusan Barowalia of Himachal Pradesh High Court upheld that if adhoc service is followed by regular service in the same post, […]

Right to strike depends on nature of work, Madras High Court orders striking doctors back to work

Tamil Nadu: Right to strike depends on nature of work, Madras High Court orders striking doctors back to work 1 November 2019: A division bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and N. Seshasayee directed the striking doctors to return to work stating that right to strike depends on the nature of work. Health services are covered […]

Supreme Court rules displaced workers have no absolute fundamental right to employment

Rajasthan: Court sentences engineer and two others for death of 3 workers while on duty 12 October 2019: Fatehpur Additional District Judge Shiv Prasad Tamboli held the civil engineer and two supervisors guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced them to 10 years’ imprisonment in connection with the death of three workers during the laying of […]

Punjab: High Court convicts police officers for killing protesting workers

Assam: Labour Commissioner takes Wipro to court for violating Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 29 September 2019: Labour Commissioner’s office in Assam has acted on a complaint of contract data entry operators employed by Wipro in Guwahati, Assam for executing National Register of Citizens (NRC) project. The company did not obtain a contractor’s license […]

Madras High Court stays government order declaring the auto component manufacturing sector a public utility service

Maharashtra: Bombay High Court reprimands National Textile Corporation Limited for gender based discrimination 22 August 2019: A division bench of justices Akil Kureshi and S J Kathawalla, while hearing the petition of a woman clerk in Podar Mills, a unit of National Textile Corporation Limited (NCLT) rapped the corporation for discriminating among employees based on […]

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