Though you are engaging workers at different places, better to cover them with a license from contractor for all statutory protections. However, it is suggested to obtain licenses for the places where they are working.
This is my opinion. Let us have opinion from experts in this regard.
From India, Hyderabad
In State of Gujarat v. Vogus Garments [ 1983(1)LLJ 255 ], the hon'ble Gujarat High Court has categorically observed that all contracts undertaken by one for another would not necessarily be contracts of contract labor. At times certain activities of an establishment can be outsourced by entrusting them to some other to be accomplished through the latter's employees. In such a case, the agreement is only a contract for service distinguished distinctly by the absence of control and supervision over the activities as well as the employees by the contractee as the activities are performed elsewhere other than the contractee's establishment. It depends upon the business model of the contractee rather than the activities performed by the contractor on his behalf.
Therefore, please explain the nature of business of the Company with pan-India operations and state whether the 3000 contract sales employees are required to work in its various direct branches or franchisee establishments situated across the country.
From India, Salem