Category: Legal News

Delhi High Court sets aside Minimum Wage hike

Supreme Court rules in favour of lecturers, raps government for creating job insecurity 18 August 2018: The bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while considering the plea of a Mumbai University lecturer pulled the government for creating job insecurity and denying rightful wages to lecturers by artificially creating break in service. […]

Denial of maternity leave for third child unconstitutional

Uttarakhand High Court: Denial of Maternity Leave for third child unconstitutional 30 July 2018: The High Court of Nainital has ruled that denial of benefits of Maternity Benefit Act to women for third child is against Article 42 of the Constitution and Section 27 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Article 42 of the constitution […]

Punjab and Haryana HC sets aside regularisation orders of the Haryana Government

Supreme Court allows quota in promotion of SC/ST employees 5 June 2018: The Supreme Court allowed the Centre to provide reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees as per law until the issue has been adjudicated by its Constitution Bench. The Central Government told the bench that it was bound to provide promotion to its employees, […]

Over 1,400 Sanitation Workers lose their jobs due to Spelling Errors in Names in Mumbai

Maharashtra: Over 1,400 Sanitation Workers lose their jobs due to Spelling Errors in Names in Mumbai 25 May 2018: BrihanMumbai Corporation (BMC) regularised 2700 contract workers last year following a Supreme Court order after 15 years of struggle. Nine months later BMC terminated the services of 1400 of these workers claiming discrepancies in spellings of […]

Supreme Court orders state governments to make interim payment of Rs.127 crores due to tea garden workers

Supreme Court directs government to provide pensionary benefits to employees of Regional Rural Banks 27 April 2018: The Supreme Court has ordered that the Government of India provide pension benefits to the employees of Regional Rural Banks. The Apex Court has also ordered that pensionary dues of retired employees be paid within the next three […]

Contract workers employed by government establishments eligible for 26 week maternity leave

Supreme Court: Years of service as contract worker to be included in calculating gratuity period 30 March 2018: The Supreme Court, overturning a Chhattisgarh High Court order, has ruled that the gratuity of daily wage earners, who get regularized during the course of their employment should also include the period they spend as contract workers, […]

High Court order brings ray of hope for HMT employees

Maharashtra: Mumbai Industrial Court stays induction of private buses in BEST, bars workers from striking 16 February 2018: The Mumbai Industrial Court has ordered a stay on Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) administration’s decision of wet-leasing 450 private buses in its fleet by 5 March 2018. The Court which is already hearing a petition […]

Gujrat High Court rules in favour of daily wage workers

Gujarat High Court: Period of service before regularisation of employment should be considered when calculating pension benefits 18 January 2018:  In a petition filed by workers of Deesa Irrigation Division who were regularized in 2003 through a court order, against denial of pension benefits on the grounds that they had not completed the mandatory 10 […]

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