Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
10th August 2011 From India, Kannur
I second the guidance given by Mr. Madhu T.K. Further I would like to tell you few more necessities, i.e., Toilet Facilities, Rest room/creach facility for their breast feeding kids,
For further details I am enclosing the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 for your easy reference. Refer the Act and make necessary Formats, Registers and further you can start forwarding the returns as required by the authorities.
All the best
10th August 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Thats good that you are ready to employ Women/Female employee but there is nothing to be worry about and Mr. Bhaskar has also give you a doc which will help you in this regard.
Well basically the same prescriptions will apply to recruiting female workers that will apply to recruiting male workers because the things you are doing for Male employees have to do for Female employees though there are few guidelines that you have to follow which are laid down by the Govt/ Labor Law of India for Woman specially such as “A woman worker cannot be employed beyond the hours 6 a.m. to 7.00 pm. State Government can grant exemption to any factory or group or class of factories, but no woman can be permitted to work during 10 PM to 5 AM. Shift change can be only after weekly or other holiday and not in between. [Section 66]”
Well for full guideline and the Handbook of Labour Law Act have enclosed for you. Also you can go for the weblink posted here for more Acts and Laws of India..
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10th August 2011 From India, Gurgaon
I do agree with the senior's views...
and I would like to add some thing on Crèches Under factories Act, which is an exclusive provision for women employees (Sec 48 ) .
As Mr.Madhu indicated, please prepare Polices on women employment and Sexual Harassment.
For Reference, go through the files attached..
Excellent HR Services,
10th August 2011 From India, Coimbatore
I agree to a large extend what other learned members have mentioned. But then there are certain classification of work and industries wherein employment of females are restricted by law, for these work or industries are considered too hazardous for females and require very high level of expertise, acquired over a period of time or by training.
For understanding which work and industry are covered under such act, you will have to follow various Labour laws.
12th August 2011 From India, Mumbai
As Saunee pointed out it is mandatory to constitute a complaints committee. It should be headed by a woman employee and more than half of the members should be women.
Please go through the files and get clear picture about this Vishakha judgment and aftermath of it.
Excellent HR Services,
12th August 2011 From India, Coimbatore