This comprehensive and well-organised text, now in its Third Edition, explains, with great clarity and precision, the labour and industrial laws such as the Industrial Disputes Act, the Factories Act, and the Contract Labour Act. While giving a broad perspective of the subject, the text brings out the objectives behind the enactment of every legislation, discusses the relevant case laws and shows how the Constitution is related to labour laws. Formulas for the calculation of compensation for retrenchment, death, permanent disablement are also provided. Legal jargon has been completely avoided so that anyone who is not expert in this particular subject can also understand these laws with ease. The book is primarily meant for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of law and management as well as for the postgraduate students of commerce. Besides, students pursuing professional courses such as Company Secretaryship (CS) and ICWA would also find the book very useful. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION In this edition, the amendments made in the Payment of Wages Act, the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, the Payment of Bonus Act and the Apprentices Act have been incorporated.
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About the Author
P.K. PADHI, Ph.D. (Labour Law), is Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. Also, he is Advisor to HR Federation of India. Dr. Padhi joined Utkal University Law College as a Principal in 1994 after completing his LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. in Law. In 2002, he joined XLRI. He has 8 books to his credit and has published more than 25 articles in the national and international journals, and also, visited Dubai, Singapore, Paris, Malaysia, Israel, and Hong Kong for teaching and training assignment. Dr. Padhi provides consultancy in Labour Management, Labour Compliances, Contract Management and Contract Labour Management to many companies such as Reliance, L&T, Godrej, GRSE, NPCIL, HZL, XL Health. Being a trainer in almost all PSUs, namely, NTPC, NPCIL, IOL, DVC, ISRO, RBI, SBI, IOCL, Power Grid, GAIL, ONGC, HAL, NHPC, Dr. Padhi conducts 5-Day Training Programme on Labour Laws for all Central Labour Commissioners since 2004. Almost all ALC, RLC and Deputy CLC of Government of India have visited XLRI and stayed for a week for the training. He conducts open workshop on Contract Management and Contract Labour Management in all metro cities. He also conducts training programme for private companies such as Reliance, Dr. Reddy, L&T, Sandvik Asia, Microsoft, Accenture, Vodafone, Aircel, etc. His areas of interest include Labour Laws and Contract Management.
Table of ContentsTable of Cases 1. Introduction 2. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 3. The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 4. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 5. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 6. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 7. The Apprentices Act, 1961 8. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 9. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 10. The Trade Unions Act, 1926 11. The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923 12. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 13. The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 14. The Factories Act, 1948