Labour Laws

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The labor laws in India provide for labor rights and regulate terms of employment. Typically, labor laws are laws pertaining to employer-employee relationships. They guarantee few legal rights to the workers. Further, they aim to promote interests of the workers.

The labor laws can be classified in two major categories.

The first category consists of laws defining the relationship between trade unions, employees and employers.

The second category includes laws that provides for rights of employees at work place.

Labor laws were formulated to address demands of workers for improvement of working conditions, wages, working hours, protection of labor rights and settlement of industrial disputes.

Indian laws on labor rights and work places are regulated by the Ministry of Labor and Employment. The major Indian laws pertaining to rights of workers and employment are, such as:

  • The Industrial Dispute Act, 1947.
  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
  • The Trade Unions Act, 1926.
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
  • The Factories Act, 1948.
  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
  • The Employee’s State Insurance Act, 1948.

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