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Who Should Attend?
Founders, Promoters, Entrepreneurs
Understand the law in India on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Key terms that should go into a Policy for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Constitution of Internal Complaints Committee
ABCs of how to respond to a #metoo situation
About the Speaker
Deeksha Singh is a corporate lawyer with more than a decade of experience in corporate laws. She regularly advises on laws relating to prevention of sexual harassment at workplace. She also regularly conducts sensitization training programs for employees at companies and training programs for ICC members on how to stay compliant with POSH Law and handle complaints addressed to the ICC.
The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2019 (“OSHW”), introduced by the Ministry of Labour and Employment introduces provisions allowing companies to have a single registration, which will be coupled with a single licence, along with a single return, for executing projects for five years involving contract workers, across the country.
An establishment will require a single registration instead of around 10 required to be done for all labour laws, a move that may help India bolster its “ease of doing business” ranking. Significantly, the Code on OSHW will cover all establishments hiring at least 10 workers, including those in services sector, thereby bringing the information technology sector within its ambit.
Employers will have to create a security deposit with the government at the time of obtaining such licence and specify the number of contract workers it might require. In case an employer wants to hire more contract workers, it will have to go back to the government to renew the licence and make an additional deposit.
In a further bid to improve ease of doing business, the Centre has proposed assigning “inspector-cum-facilitators” outside their jurisdiction “through randomised computer system”.
The provision of one licence and one return in place of multiple licences and returns in existing 13 labour laws subsumed in this Code is intended to save time, resources and efforts of businesses.