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himachal Pradesh amends contract labour,ID Act and factories Act

Himachal Pradesh has issued an ordinanace dated 9th july through which Contract labour act , Industrial Disputes Act and state factories Rules have been amended.

Contract labour Act will now be applicable on employment of 30 labour instead of 20.

In IndustrialDisputes Act, retrenchment compensation amount has been increasased from 15 days per yearto 60 days per year by amending Sec. 25 F.

Industries are now not required to seek prior approval of Govt before laying off, retrenchment or closure if employing 200 workmen. Earlier this limt was 100.

In Factories Act, Compounding of offences provisions have been added apart from making the factories act applicable to 20 workers .Earlier it was 10