Category: Legal News

Contract workers are entitled to maternity benefits: Kerala High Court

Karnataka: HC slams Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for employing workers under sham and bogus contracts  8 January 2018: The Karnataka High Court has ordered the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to regularise 15 contract workers with full benefits. The HC found that the workmen were employed in work of perennial nature and that HAL was using sham […]

Gujrat: HC orders regularisation of contract of 400 contract municipal workers

Delhi: High Court halts mass lay off at Press Trust of India 28 November 2018: Hearing the plea of Federation of PTI Employees Union the Delhi High Court put a stay on the arbitrary retrenchment order of 297 employees issued by Press Trust of India (PTI) on 29 September 2018. PTI had overnight terminated the […]

Madras High Court bars MSI Automotive from using contract workers

Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court bars MSI Automotive from using contract workers 09 October 2018: Justice S. Vimla hearing the plea of contract workers of Myoung Shin India Pvt. Ltd.(MSI) barred the company from hiring contract workers. MSI is the Indian subsidiary of the Korean manufacturer Myoung Shin which produces automobile parts for manufacturing giant […]

Hyderabad High Court dismisses PIL challenging regularisation of workers

Hyderabad High Court dismisses PIL challenging regularisation of workers 19 September 2018: A division bench comprising Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice V. Ramasubramanian struck down a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition and another writ petitions filed against the regularisation of outsourced workers in different transmission corporations of Telangana. The court held that the […]

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, […]

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