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NEWS

Maternity Leave raised to 26 weeks:

Amendment in Maternity Benefit Act has been notified to raise Maternity Leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.

EPF Wage Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 15,000:

Monthly wage ceiling for coverage under EPF enhanced from Rs. 6,500/- to Rs. 15,000/- w.e.f. 1st September, 2014.

ESI Wage Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 21,000:

Monthly wage ceiling for coverage under ESI enhanced from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 21,000/- w.e.f. 1st January, 2017.

EPF Admin Charges reduced and EDLI Admin Charges abolished:

EPFO reduced EPF admin charges to 0.65% from 0.85% and abolished EDLI admin charges w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.

Bonus Eligibility Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 21,000:

Wage ceiling for eligibility under Payment of Bonus Act has been enhanced from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000 per month retrospectively w.e.f. 1st April, 2014. Although, implementation from retrospective effect has been stayed by various High Courts.

Central & State Specific Labour Laws & Rules
 
Apprentices Act, 1961

Purpose & Object The Apprentices Act, 1961 has been enacted to regulate and control the training of apprentices and for matters connected therewith.
Applicability
  • The Apprentices Act, 1961 extends to whole of India.
  • It applies to both public and private sector establishments;
  • Provisions of Apprentices Act, 1961 does not apply to:
  1. any area or to any industry in any area unless the Central Government by notification specifies that the provisions of this act are applicable to that area or industry;
  2. any such special apprenticeship scheme for imparting training to apprentices as may be notified by the Central Government.
Meaning & Qualifications Meaning of Apprentice :
  • An 'Apprentice' means trainee, beginner, novice;
  • A person who is undergoing apprenticeship training in pursuance of a contract of apprenticeship.
Qualifications of Apprentice :
  • An Apprentice Should not be less than 14 years of age;
  • An Apprentice should also satisfy all standards of education and physical fitness as may be prescribed.
Contract of Apprenticeship
  • No person shall be engaged as an apprentice in a designated trade unless such person or, if he is a minor, his guardian has entered into a Contract of Apprenticeship with the employer;
  • Contract of apprenticeship may contain all such terms & conditions as may be agreed between the parties consistent with the provisions of the Act.
Employer’s Obligations
  • To provide training to apprentice in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there-under;
  • To ensure that a person possessing prescribed qualification is made in-charge of the training of the apprentice;
  • To provide adequate & qualified instructional staff for imparting practical and theoretical training and facilities for trade test of apprentices;
  • To fulfill obligations as agreed under the contract of apprenticeship.

Services We Offer

We are Labour Law Consultants and at FuturAgeSM, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of Apprentices Act, 1961:

FuturAge Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to the Act
FuturAge Drafting of Apprenticeship Contract
FuturAge Registration of apprenticeship contract with Apprenticeship Advisor
FuturAge Preparation & Maintenance of such Registers & Records as prescribed under the Act
FuturAge Preparation & Submission of Returns as prescribed under the Act
FuturAge Assistance in fulfilling the obligations as provided under the Act or under the contract of apprentice
FuturAge Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued by Apprenticeship Advisor
FuturAge Representing establishments before Apprenticeship Advisor
FuturAge Representing establishments at the enquiries conducted by the Apprenticeship Advisor
FuturAge Appeal to Apprenticeship Council against the order of Apprenticeship Advisor
 
 
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