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Supreme Court Upholds Freedom of Speech on the Internet

India - March 30 2016 In its decision in Shreya Singhal v. Union of India, the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 on

Principal employer may be required to pay gratuity to contract employees

India - February 6 2013 Gratuity, payable under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, is a gratuitous payment required to be made by an employer to his employee at the time of

Requirement of police verification of employees for recruitment in private sector in Pune

India - November 30 2012 On 17 September 2012, the Commissioner of Police of Pune City issued a notification under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 prohibiting all private employers from employing candidates without obtaining their antecedents (including hisher full name, residential address, hometown address and relevant documents pertaining to such information) prior to their recruitment

Amendment to definition of 'excluded employee' under the EPF Scheme 1952 (Scheme)

India - November 19 2012 The Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (EPF Act) and the Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 (Scheme) make special provisions in respect of International workers (i.e., employees holding passports of a country other than India

Amendment to the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965

India - November 19 2012 Section 9-A of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965 (as applicable in Haryana) mandates that an employer and an employee would be required to make labour welfare contributions to the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund at specified rates

Everything You Need to Know about the Recent Maternity Benefit Amendments

India - August 19 2016 The proposed changes to the Maternity Benefit Act does a lot to bring India on par with international standards. However, some of the changes

Delhi High Court Rules on Situs of Intangibles

India - August 9 2016 In its recent decision, the Delhi High Court has held that the situs of an intangible asset is the situs of the owner of that asset and therefore the

Guidelines for 'On Tap' Licensing of New Private Sector Banks

India - August 9 2016 The RBI's recent guidelines for on-tap licensing of new private sector banks is a key reform with the RBI moving away from its policy of allowing

GST Impact: Manufacturing Sector

India - July 22 2016 The implementation of GST will significantly improve the competitiveness and performance of India's manufacturing sector. However, prior to its roll

Brexit's Impact on Indian Investments in Europe

European Union, India, United Kingdom - July 21 2016 The imminent exit of the UK from the EU will not only create political and economic instability that could impact economies globally, but also