In the global business environment, the laws governing employment and its termination form a critical part of operational strategy and human resource management. These laws provide a blueprint for the fair treatment of employees and guide the terms of cessation. They aim to prevent unfair practices and protect the rights of both the employer and the employee.
Employment laws encompass a broad spectrum of regulations, including but not limited to; terms of employment, wage and hour regulations, anti-discrimination laws, health and safety rules and regulations pertaining to termination of employment. The Indian employment law framework is a complex structure that stems from the country’s Constitution, various labour and employment laws, court judgments and administrative regulations. These laws dictate the rights, responsibilities and obligations of both employers and employees. They ensure the establishment of just and equitable workplaces where employees’ rights are protected, and employers’ interests are also safeguarded.
This compilation of frequently asked questions serves as a legal primer intended to enhance comprehension and assist employers in navigating the complexities of these laws effectively. However, this should not be construed as legal advice. For specific legal counsel, one must engage a labour & employment lawyer or an employment law firm specialising in labour and employment matters, employment law and related areas.