Industrial and Labour Laws in India
By Team Legistify / 2016-03-31
In India labour Laws are also known as Industrial Laws or Employment Laws due to the fact that it deals mostly with the employment.

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Labour laws are the laws which deal with the employment and labour related issues. Labour laws deal with the disputes between the employer and employee, regarding wages, pension, insurance of employees etc. In India labour Laws are also known as Industrial Laws or Employment Laws due to the fact that it deals mostly with the employment, wages and termination issues of labours working in industries.

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The Indian IT industries were exempted from the Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act, 1946 . But now after the government had refused to extend the exemption the IT Industries just like the other industries it will have to follow the obligations regarding the conditions prescribed by the government and will have to precisely describe the government regarding those conditions and will have to make sure that the workers and employees are not only informed about it but are also allotted those conditions.

Historical Background

The history of labor legislation in India is naturally interwoven with the history of British colonialism. The industrial/labor legislations enacted by the British were primarily intended to protect the interests of the British employers. Considerations of British political economy were naturally paramount in shaping some of these early laws. The earliest Indian statute to regulate the relationship between employer and his workmen was the Trade Dispute Act, 1929 (Act 7 of 1929) . Provisions were made in this Act for restraining the rights of strike and lock out but no machinery was provided to take care of disputes.

In India labour Laws are also known as Industrial Laws or Employment Laws due to the fact that it deals mostly with the employment.

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