Important notification from the Department of Labor and Employment to prevent spread of Corona Virus
The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak caused unanticipated inevitable lock-down to prevent community spreading of this illness. During the series of lock-down measures, the Department of Labor and Employment have published certain notifications, press releases and web portal updates under various Central Acts and Rules framed thereunder to ease the statutory compliance by employers and to support employees.
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Owing to the nationwide lock-down due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Labor and Employment, came in rescue to ease the burden of employers and support employees by bringing up several flexibility in the EPFO, ESIC, Minimum Wages compliance mechanism and also extended the validity of Licenses under the Contract Labor Act and Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act.
EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND (EPF)
Accordingly, the EPFO provides the following:
For all clarifications, references related to EPF during COVID-19, click here.
EMPLOYEES' STATE INSURANCE (ESI)
MINIMUM WAGES (MW)
Extension of the Licenses validity under Contract Labour Act and Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act
The validity of licenses granted under the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Inter-State Migrant Workmen (ISMW) Act-1979 have been extended up to 30.06.2020 for those licenses whose renewal falls in the months of March, April, May, & June 2020. However, the issuance of new licenses would keep continue as it is.To download / refer the notification, click here.