Labour Law Conclave on “India’s New Labour Codes: An Understanding Towards its Implementation” by the School of Law of Alliance University
29 July, 2022
Alliance School of Law in collaboration with the Office of Career Advancement and Networking (CAN), Alliance University, Bengaluru organised a Labour Law Conclave 2022, “India’s New Labour Codes: An Understanding Towards its Implementation”, on 22nd of July 2022. The Conclave presided by senior experts was attended by more than 110 participants from various domains and regions, including lawyers, in-house counsels, students, academicians, HR professionals, engineers, legal practitioners, and research scholars. The objective behind organising this Conclave was to disseminate information about the implementation of the new Labour Codes, namely the Code on Wages 2019, the Industrial Relations Code 2020, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020, and the Social Security Code 2020, and how companies and HR professionals should prepare for implementation of these codes.
Dr. Durgambini Arun Patel, Dean, NMIMS, Mumbai focussed on the challenges of implementing the Code on Wages 2019. She emphasized on how “ease of business” needs to be enhanced in India and how good labour laws are the true denominators of delivering social justice. She pointed out the ambiguities in the Code, such as the definition of wage, the structure of wage payment, working hours for the worker, etc., due to which the Wage Code is not being implemented till date.
Senior Advocate S. N. Murthy, critically analysed the Industrial Relations Code 2020, and the
Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020. He pointed out why the Government failed to implement the Codes. Senior Advocate S. N. Murthy made the session very interesting by citing practical examples from his 46 years of extensive experience.
The Conclave was a great attempt in exploring the varied dimensions in understanding the new Labour Codes as it mainly highlighted towards the fact that there are many grey areas in the new Labour Codes which needs to be addressed in these contemporary times.