Employment laws

Employment Law

Agama Law Associates(ALA) has successfully assisted various entities Private, Public, Listed entities with respect to employment laws advisory and handling employment laws disputes.

ALA has all rounded capability to advice on

  • – Orgnisational matters, drafting and publishing documents for HR functions including employment agreements, non disclosure agreements, IP assignment agreements, labour law policies, Do’s and Don’ts for management.
  • – Preparation of or assistance in coordination with agency for preparation of checklists for compliance.
  • – Interface with authorities such as ESIC, PF authority and labour courts.
  • – Advisory on labour and employment disputes.

ALA’s gamut of services under employment laws in detailed below:

  • From assisting clients in avoiding dispute by early intervention, to managing the dispute from its very inception, we also advise our clients to strategize in advance to be compliant under all extant employment related laws in India, including compliance under Industrial employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, towards avoiding regulatory issues.
  • We also assist the management of the company by providing periodic workshop and/or awareness session for employees, the HR team of the clients on employment/contract related matters. Further, we also assist our client in by providing legal orientation for new joinees and clearance discussion with employees exiting the organization for senior management and key positions.
  • We take a proactive approach for finding any changes in law and if the same is applicable to the client and case in hand, immediately informing them of the same.
  • Drafting of key employment policies, drafting and negotiation of key employment contracts.
  • Drafting and negotiation of contract labour related arrangements and advising management on structuring the same.
  • Employment compliance related documentary diligence.
  • Legal opinions on applicability for various laws for PSU’s and advice on State v. Central law applicability.

Agama has acted for/assisted clients with labour and employment issues in various sectors including energy, infrastructure, FMCG, e-commerce, constructions, healthcare, trade finance, media, transport industry, logistics, exporters, manufacturing and the like.

List of key ALA clients for whom ALA provides employment related advisory and assistance:

  • – Vijaya Diagnostic Centre Private Limited;
  • – Linfox Logistics (India) Private Limited;
  • – Infigo Lifesciences Private Limited;
  • – Voler Car Private Limited;
  • – Eightyeight Pictures Media & Entertainment Private Limited;
  • – Healthspring;

Key Achievements

IDEX Legal Awards 2019 – Agama Law Associates was shortlisted as one of the finalists for “Employment Law Firm of the Year.

Knowledge Sharing

We have created a wholesome knowledge sharing culture, by sharing articles and updates on the ALA blog as well as external publications.

Labour Law Articles published by Agama on Agama Blog
Women and Night Shifts in Karnataka https://archanabala.com/2019/12/23/women-permitted-to-work-at-night-in-factories-karnataka/
New Wage Code – Simpler or Wider https://archanabala.com/2019/08/29/new-wage-code-simpler-or-wider/
The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions) Act and Rules: A Step Forward or A Step Backward? – Part I https://archanabala.com/2018/05/02/the-maharashtrashops-and- establishment-regulation-of-employmentand-conditions-act-and- rules-a-step-forward-or-a-stepbackward-part-i/
Registration and Cancellation of License under Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act https://archanabala.com/2019/01/08/registration-renewal-and-cancellation-of-license-under-the-maharashtra-shops-and-establishment-regulation-of-employment-and-conditions-of-service-act-2017/
Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act – Transition from Employees to Workers https://archanabala.com/2018/12/13/transition-from-an-employee-to-a-worker/
Provident Funds and Special Allowance https://archanabala.com/2019/04/16/provident-fund-laws-clarification-on-special-allowances-turbulence-in-industry/
The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions) Act and Rules: A Step Forward Or A Step Backward? – Part Ii https://archanabala.com/2018/05/09/the-maharashtrashops-and- establishment-regulation-of-employmentand-conditions-act-and- rules-a-step-forward-or-a-stepbackward-part-ii/
Maintenance of Register Under Various Labour Laws https://archanabala.com/2017/04/04/maintenanceof-register- under-various-labour-laws/
Factories (Amendment) Act, 2015 https://archanabala.com/2017/01/06/factoriesamendment-act- 2015/
Compensation Payment Mechanisms – Contractor To Indemnify Principal Employer for Paying Compensation to an Injured Workman Employed Through the Contractor https://archanabala.com/2016/12/19/compensationpayment- mechanisms-contractor-to-indemnify-principalemployer-for-paying- compensation-to-an-injuredworkman-employed-through-the- contractor/
Retrospective Applicability of The Payment Of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 – Tech Mahindra V. Union Of India https://archanabala.com/2016/11/15/retrospectiveapplicability-of- the-payment-of-bonus-amendment-act2015-tech-mahindra-v- union-of-india/
Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 https://archanabala.com/2016/03/22/paymentof-bonus-amendment-act-2015/
Employee’s Compensation Act – An Overview https://archanabala.com/2015/10/06/employeescompensation-act- an-overview
Employment Bonds / Indemnity Bonds – Can One Truly Lock-In Their Key Employees? https://archanabala.com/2015/07/13/employmentbonds-indemnity- bonds-can-one-truly-lock-in-their-keyemployees/
The Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 2014 – An Overview https://archanabala.com/2015/02/02/the-apprentices- amendment- act-2014-an-overview
Web Portal for Ease Of Labour Law Compliance https://archanabala.com/2014/11/17/web-portal-for- ease-of-labour- law-compliance
Covered or Not Covered? That’s The Question! https://archanabala.com/2013/08/29/covered-or-notcovered-thats- the-question/
Checkpoints for The Principal Employer – Contractor Relationship https://archanabala.com/2013/08/26/checkpoints-forthe-principal- employer-contractor-relationship/
To Contract or Sub-Contract – That’s The Question https://archanabala.com/2013/06/11/to-contract-orsub-contract- thats-the-question/
Liabilities of A Principal Employer Under the Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Act, 1970 https://archanabala.com/2013/06/08/liabilities-of-aprincipal- employer-under-the-contract-labourregulation-and-abolition-act- 1970/
Labour Law Articles published in Business Manager (HR Magazine)
CSR – Philosophy and challenges https://archanabala.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/
1410-csr- philosophy-and-challenges.pdf
Employee’s Compensation Act – An Overview https://us11.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=342237
Contract Labour – Dealing with a necessary evil https://us11.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=611757
Employees’ State Insurance Scheme – Simplified https://www.businessmanager.in/e-s-i-simplified.php
Labour Reforms – From recent past to wish list of future https://www.businessmanager.in/labour-reforms-from- recent-past- to-wish-list-of-future.php