PROGRAMME SEMESTER

 

COURSE NAME COURSE CODE

 

LL.M I LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW  

 

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Module – I  Industrial relations

Concept and meaning; collective bargaining – Comparative position in India, USA & UK; Role of ILO in promoting collective bargaining; The New Economic Policy and its impact on Management relations in India.

Relevant provisions of

Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

Module – II Freedom of Association  

Constitutional and international norms – Right of unorganized labour to form unions – History of unionism in India – Globalisation, privatization and its impact on the working of the Trade Unions.

Trade Unions Act, 1926

Module – III Laws relating to Welfare, Health & Safety of Workers

Need for social security protection of workers

Objectives – formal and informal sectors – Meaning of contract labour; Retirement benefits; Provisions relating to Hazardous Process; Employment of women and young workers.

Prohibition on employment of contract labour – welfare & health of contract labour.

The Employees Compensation Act, 1923

The Factories Act, 1948

The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

The Unorganized Workers Social Security Act, 2008

The Employees provident fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

Contract labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970

Module – IV Employment laws

Concept of Wages; generally Wage Theories; Need and scope of Minimum Wage; fair wage and living wage; Fixation of minimum wage Increments. Terms of employment and conditions of service.

The Payment of Wages Act, 1936

The Minimum Wages Act 1948

The Payment of Bonus Act 1965