13th September 2013 From India, Madras
If the employment contract is for more than 30 days and the employee(s) employed by the Contractor or you have worked for more than 30 days in a year, they are eligible for PF deduction. An equal amount has to be contributed by the employer also. Go through Act, and every thing will be clear. Now-a-days, Contract Documents also contain such clauses as regards to pay/wages, PF, leave, other social obligation to be met by the employer/contractor.
14th September 2013 From India, Jabalpur
providing form 11 and obtaining it duly signed from employee is employer's duty, contribution to EPF would be opted or not, it is choice of the employee
it is a long chapter to discuss, but in short, if the payment is made after deduction of TDS u/s 194J, then EPF provisions may be exempted, but if TDS is not deducted, then such staff is employee of establishment, and are eligible for EPF provided their basic + da is below 15000/- per month
3rd April 2017