Industrial Relations & Labour Law for Managers by Parul Gupta – 2nd Edition 2023

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Industrial Relations & Labour Law for Managers by Parul Gupta – 2nd Edition 2023

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This book primarily aims to enhance the knowledge of HR and IR professionals in the labour laws of India. It also seeks to develop a holistic understanding of managing the interest of workers and employers hand in hand. This book compiles the legislation dealing with the following:

  • Industrial Relations
  • Wages
  • Work Conditions
  • Social Security
  • Employment of Women and Children

This book will be helpful as a textbook for business management students specialising in human resource management and HR professionals.

The Present Publication is the 2nd Edition, authored by Dr Parul Gupta, with the following noteworthy features:

  • [Simple & Lucid Language with an Application-Oriented Approach] has been followed throughout this book
  • [Student-Oriented Book] This book has been developed keeping in mind the following factors:
    • Interaction of the author/teacher with their students in the classroom
    • Shaped by the author/teacher’s experience of teaching the subject matter at different levels for more than three decades
    • Reactions and responses of students have also been incorporated at different places in the book
  • [Amended & Updated] The 2nd edition incorporates amendments made in the labour legislation in the recent past
  • [Case Studies & Judgements along with their Explanation] has been included to provide a holistic understanding of labour legislations and the approach of the court of law to settle industrial disputes
  • [Case Studies] are included in the book to augment better learning
  • [Chapter End Questions including Descriptive and Multiple Choice Questions] are included in this book to supplement classroom inputs

The structure of the book is as follows:

  • Chapter one highlights the importance of industrial relations for businesses and HR professionals, followed by an overview of significant changes proposed in the four labour codes
  • Chapter two throws light on the evolution of labour laws in India and major categories of labour legislation
  • Chapters three to eighteen discuss in detail various provisions of labour laws which can be broadly divided into three categories, such as:
    • Protective and Employment Legislations
    • Social Security Legislations
    • Regulatory Legislations

The detailed contents of the book are as follows:

  • Industrial Relations and the Labour Codes
  • Evolution of Labour Legislation in India
  • Factories Act, 1948
  • Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
  • Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
  • Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923
  • Employee’s State Insurance Act, 1948
  • Employee’s Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  • Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
  • Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
  • Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  • Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  • Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
  • Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
  • Trade Unions Act, 1926
  • Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  • Apprentices Act, 1961
  • Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959

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