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20/07/2020
Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Gujarat Amendment) Ordinance

[Ordinance no. 7 of 2020] Govt. of Gujarat vide ordinance no. 7 of 2020 dated 20/07/2020 has decided to apply the provision of Contract Labour (R & A) Act to the establishment and contractors employing 50 or more workmen instead of 20 or workmen as declared earlier

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29/06/2020
ESIC mandates bank account details and mobile number registration for registering as an IP

[Circular No. I-/11/13/04/2020-ICT] The Employees State Insurance Corporation has ordered to make bank account details of an employee and mobile number registration mandatory for registering as an insured person (IP)

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03/06/2020
Extension of Date of Validity of Labour Licence due to COVID - 19

[Circular no. 14(112)/2018-IT Cell] Looking to the pandemic COVID - 19 situations and Lockdown, Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) have extended the validity of all Licence under Contract Labour (R & A), 1970 and ISMW (RECS), 1979 whose renewal fell or shall fall in the month March 2020, April 2020, May 2020 and June 2020, up to 30th June 2020

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03/06/2020
Extension of Due Date of Filing of Unified Annual Return for the Year 2019

[Circular no. F.No.14(L112)/2013/Coord-IT Cell] Looking to the pandemic COVID - 19 situations and Lockdown, Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) have extended due date of filing of Unified Annual Return under various Labour Law for the year 2019 till 30th June 2020

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18/05/2020
Relaxation of Time Limit for filing and depositing ESI Contribution for the month February 20 & March 2020

[No. P-11/12/Misc./1/2019(M)-Rev.II] ESI have given relaxation for filing and depositing ESI Contribution and accordingly employer can file Return and pay contribution for the contribution period October 2019 to March 2020 till 11/06/2020

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18/05/2020
EPFO Reduces The Contribution Rate To Ten Percent From Existing Rate Of Twelve Percent for the month May, June, July 2020

[Gazette Notification no. S.O. 1513(E)] Government of India vide notification has amended the earlier notification dated S.O.320 (E) dated the 9th April 1997 which retained the rate of contribution at Ten percent. As per the notification Government has amended by adding new Clause, in respect of wages payable by it for the months of May, June and July 2020. Provided that this clause shall not be applicable to the establishments eligible for relief under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna guidelines issued by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The contribution paid by the employer to the EPF shall be Ten percent and the employees contributions shall be equal to the contribution payable by the employer in respect of wages payable to employees for the months of May, June, July 2020.

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15/05/2020
EPFO grants relief to establishments and factories from levy of penal damages for delay in deposit during lockdown

[Circular No. C-I/Misc/2020-21/Vol.I./1112] The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has requested all in charge of zones, regional offices and district offices to provide relief to all establishments and factories from levy of penal damages for delay in deposit of dues during lockdown under Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. It is further decided that no proceedings shall be initiated for delay in payment during the lockdown period due to operational and economic hardships.

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13/05/2020
Amendment in Contract Labour (R & A) Act & Gujarat Rules

[Notification no. GHR/2020/59/CLA/152020/210/M-3] Contract Labour (R & A) Act will be applied on 20 or more than 20 Workers instead of 10 Workers in Gujarat State

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01/05/2020
Lockdown Extension declaration by Ministry of Home Affair

Ministry of Home Affair have extended Lockdonw for further 2 Weeks w.e.f. 04/05/2020

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22/04/2020
Minimum Rate of Wages (Gujarat State)

Circular of Government of Gujarat declaring the minimum rate of wages for the period 01/04/2020 to 30/09/2020

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22/04/2020
Advisory by Ministry of Labour & Employment for making Payment to Contractors

[Advisory no. CLC(C)/Covid-19/Instruction/LS-I] The Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) have issued advisory regarding making timely payment to Contractors and ensuring timely payment to the contract workers relating to Private Security, Cleaning / Housekeeping Service during Lockdown period by the Principal Employers

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17/04/2020
Notification by Labour & Employment, Gujarat for Exemption of Working Hours as per Factories Act

[Notification No. GHR/2020/56/FAC/142020/346/M3] Government of Gujarat has given relaxation to the establishment registered under Factories Act for the period of 20th April 2020 to 19th July 2020 and their Daily duty hours has been increased from 8 hours to 12 hours subject to a maximum of 72 hours in a week and accordingly, Wages should be paid in proportion to existing wages for 12 hours. For example, if you are paying Rs. 100/- per day for 8 Hours duty than you have to pay Rs. 150/- per day for 12 Hours duty

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15/04/2020
Due Date Extension by EPFO for the wage month March 2020

[Notification no. C-I/Misc./2019-20/Vol.II/Part./9] Due date for the Payment of Contribution for the Wage Month March 2020 has been extended till 15/05/2020

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15/04/2020
Lockdown Extension declaration by Ministry of Home Affair

[Notification no. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A)] Ministry of Home Affair have extended Lockdown for further 2 Weeks w.e.f. 04/05/2020

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10/04/2020
Clarification by Govt. of Gujarat regarding Deduction of Wages for Lockdown Exempted Establishment

Govt. of Gujarat have clarified vide Circular no. LC6/Circular/385/2020 dated 10/04/2020 that “Workers / Employees working with exempted manufacture / shop, sales / providing of essential item / services during the Lockdown period are required to report as per their employer’s requirement and not to pay salaries if Worker / Employee do not keep them presence at workplace and employer even can take disciplinary action against them”

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03/04/2020
Documents for Change in Date of Birth EPF / EPS Member

[Circular No. WSU/37(1)/2019/DOB] PF Department have provided List of Documents which are valid for Change in Date of Birth of EPF / EPS Member

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01/04/2020
Advisory to Principal Employer / Employer by Ministry of Labour & Employment

Ministry of Labour & Employment have issued Advisory to all the Principal Employer / Employer to assure wage payment for the Lockdown period

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31/03/2020
Notification from District Magistrate and Collector, Jamnagar regarding Wage Payment

District Magistrate and Collector of Jamnagar have issued a notification regarding Payment of Wages during the period of Lockdown

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31/03/2020
Notification (COVID - 19) - Collector, Jamnagar

Notification under Sec. 24 of National Disaster Management Act by Collector and District Magistrate, Jamnagar

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30/03/2020
Advisory from Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) regarding Wage Payment

Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) has issued advisory regarding Payment of Wages for the period of Lockdown

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29/03/2020
Order issued by Ministry of Home Affair regarding Wages Payment for the period Lockdown

Ministry of Home Affair has issued an order regarding Payment of Wages without any Deduction till the period of Lockdown

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26/03/2020
PMGKY Scheme Guideline - EPFO

A Scheme to implement the PMGKY package for credit of employee’s & employer’s share of EPF & EPS contributions (24% of wages) for three months by Govt. of India

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24/03/2020
Lockdown declaration by Ministry of Home Affair

An order issued by Ministry of Home Affair under the Disaster Management Act for the Lockdown till 14/04/2020

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21/03/2020
Advisory by Government of Gujarat regarding Wages Payment for the period of Lockdown

The Government of Gujarat has issued advisory regarding Wages Payment / Not to Deduct Salary during the Lockdown Period.

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20/03/2020
Advisory from Ministry of Labour & Employment regarding Wage Payment

Ministry of Labour & Employment has issued an advisory for the Wage Payment for the period of Lockdown

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20/03/2020
Due Date of Extension of Unified Annual Return

Looking to the Lockdown situation due date of the filing of Unified Annual Return under the 8 Labour Laws has been extended till 30/04/2020

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16/03/2020
Due Date Extension by ESIC for the wage month Feb20 & Mar20

Due date for the Payment of Contribution for the Wage Month February 2020 and March 2020 has been extended till 15/05/2020.

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03/01/2020
Amendment in Employees Compensation Act

Monthly wages under the Employees Compensation Act as per Section 4 is revised to Rs.15000/- w.e.f. 03/01/2020

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01/10/2019
Minimum Rate of Wages (Central)

Circular of the Minimum Rate of wages by Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) for the period 01/10/2019 to 31/03/2020

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30/09/2019
Minimum Rate of Wages (Gujarat State)

Circular of Government of Gujarat declaring the minimum rate of wages for the period 01/10/2019 to 31/03/2020

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