Meera Binu
Hi Seniors, Can any one suggest me about the major labour laws applicable to the IT Industry @ Kerala, also what are the annual returns forms we need to submit to appropriate authorities?
From India, Thiruvananthapuram
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Meera Binu
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Meera Binu: Did you study your state’s labor laws? Best is to research the 'Doing Business' website of your state.
From India, Mumbai

Hi Meera,
As you have not mentioned employee strength, not considered that aspect.
Applicability of certain labour laws are based on number of employees.
Some of the commonly applicable labour laws could be
1. Employees' State Insurance Act
2. Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act
3. Maternity Benefit Act & Kerala Maternity Benefit Rules
4. Payment of Bonus Act
5. Payment of Gratuity Act & Kerala Payment Of Gratuity Rules
6. Industrial Disputes Act & Kerala Industrial Disputes Rules
7. Minimum wages act & Kerala Minimum Wages Rules
The following state specific acts are also applicable
8. Kerala Industrial Establishments (National & Festival Holidays) Rules
9. Kerala Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Rules [If your company employs contract labour]
10. Kerala Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules
11. Kerala Labour Welfare Fund Act & Rules
12. Kerala Shops And Commercial Establishments Act & Rules
13. Kerala Panchayath Raj (Professional Tax) Rules
Kerala Municipalities (Professional Tax) Rules

From India, Bangalore
Meera Binu
Hi Seniors, Our actual employee strength is in between 250-300. also we have 3 branches( Chennai,Bangalore & Mumbai)
From India, Thiruvananthapuram

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