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I recently joined as an HR. What are the compliances that I need to take care off?
From India, Pune

As an HR professional in India, there are several compliance requirements you need to be aware of to ensure that your organization operates within the legal framework. Here are some key compliance areas:

Labour Laws: India has various central and state-specific labour laws governing aspects such as employment conditions, wages, working hours, and more. Some important ones include:

The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
The Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
The Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948
The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
The Factories Act, 1948
Tax Deductions: Ensure compliance with tax laws related to employee salaries, such as income tax deductions, provident fund contributions, professional tax, etc.

Employment Contracts: Ensure that all employment contracts comply with relevant laws and regulations. This includes provisions related to notice periods, termination clauses, non-compete agreements, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance: Ensure that hiring practices and workplace policies comply with laws prohibiting discrimination based on factors such as gender, religion, caste, disability, etc.

Health and Safety Regulations: Compliance with laws related to workplace safety and health standards, as outlined in the Factories Act, 1948, and other relevant legislation.

Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws: Compliance with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013, which mandates the establishment of Internal Complaints Committees (ICCs) and implementation of policies to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace.

Records Maintenance: Ensure proper maintenance of employee records and statutory registers as required by law.

Social Security Schemes: Compliance with schemes such as the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), Employees' State Insurance (ESI), and other social security measures mandated by law.

Leave Policies: Ensure compliance with laws related to employee leave entitlements, such as annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, etc.

Statutory Reporting: Compliance with requirements for filing various statutory reports and returns with government authorities within prescribed timelines.

Statutory Audits: Ensure cooperation with statutory auditors during audits related to compliance with various laws and regulations.

Data Protection and Privacy: Compliance with data protection laws, such as the Personal Data Protection Bill (expected to become law soon), and ensuring the protection of sensitive employee data.

It's crucial to stay updated with changes in legislation and seek legal advice when needed to ensure full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, depending on the nature of your organization's business and location, there may be additional compliance requirements to consider.

From India, Bangalore
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