Umakanthan53
Labour Law & Hr Consultant
Kritarth Consulting
Posh Programs; Hr Management Consultants
Nathrao
Insolvency N Gst Professional
Glidor
Hr Consultant
Cybersoftech
Hr Manager

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Can anybody please let me know if a US registered company having its branch office in India need to register under EPFO? I mean, does the India branch office falls under the PF act?
indian branch office has to maintain indian laws & rules
But, this company was not registered in India. It’s just a branch of US office.
Did your Employer/Occupier of the Establishment set up in India, apply for and Obtained the Establishment Certificate after depositing the required Fees? If your answer is AFFIRMATIVE, you are an entity/ Establishment on India Soil and our Laws govern your Manager ( Occupier)/Esta and better Obey the Laws of the Land.
Likewise, your Employer is governed by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (P.P &R) Act 2013 and has to Discharge Duties of Employer under Section-19 & Section-22 failing which the Penalties under Section-26 shall be leviable also under the Companies Act.
Kritarth Team of Spl Educators.
Bengaluru Office, 23 Jan 2019

Dear Cybersoftech,
According to the Companies Act,2013, any Company or body corporate registered outside India which has a place of business in India whether by itself or through any agency, physically or by electronic medium and conducts any business activity in India is a foreign company.
The Company should ensure compliance of applicable labor laws in respect of the employees employed in such branches.
Therefore, an emphatic " Yes" is the simple answer to your query.

Wonder why such basic doubt arose. Companies working in India have to perse follow all applicable Ind\an laws.
Thanks to all for the clarification.
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