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Friday September 25, 2020

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The New Labour Code and its Implications

IMA is hosting a special half-day workshop on the new Labour Code, over Zoom, and I am writing to invite you and relevant colleagues to participate.

In September 2020, Parliament passed wide-ranging amendments to labour laws, essentially merging 29 different central laws into four labour codes: the Code on Wages, Social Security, Industrial Relations and Occupational Safety and Health. How will these change the path for companies in managing their workforce? At a broader level, with the boundaries between home and the workplace eroding, what considerations and risks do HR leaders need to keep in mind to remain both compliant and efficient in a post-Covid world? What implications – short- and long-term – will it have on the financials and overall business? The answers, it would seem, require a nuanced understanding of the fine print in the new framework.

The full scope of the law is wide ranging and incorporates a number of complexities that need to be carefully understood. To suitably cover the vast scope of the subject, we are hosting this as a half-day event, spread over two sessions with a break in between. The first will unearth the nuances of the codes on ‘Wages’ and ‘Industrials Relations’ while the second will demystify the codes on ‘Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions’ and ‘Social Security’. The session schedule is outlined subsequently.

Rashmi Pradeep has over 17 years of experience and heads the Employment Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. She advises and works closely with management and HR teams on issues that arise in the day-to-day functioning of a business in India, retrenchment and downsizing of labour force, strategising on management of unions and closure of establishments. She has been recognised by Chambers and Partners and also ranked by Legal500 for Labour and Employment in India. Abe Abraham has over 18 years of experience and is a Partner in the Employment Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Abe’s work transcends transaction, advisory, compliance and litigation support, as well as drafting of employment related documentation and supporting clients in investigation and disciplinary proceedings. He has been recognised by Legal500 for Labour and Employment in India.

The panellists bring authoritative perspectives and deep expertise to the table and the discussion with them is sure to generate insightful learnings and practical guidance. 

Participation for this workshop is invited from CHROs, CFOs, their direct reports as well as relevant colleagues from the HR, IR, compliance and legal functions.

The workshop video, presentations and the conclusions paper summarising the discussions are included below. 

Conclusions Paper


Video Sessions:

Session 1 : Codes on Wages and Industrial Relations

Session 2 : Codes on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions and Social Security