Crucial Insight: India Employment Law's Impact on Workplace—Critical for HR Pros, Management, and Teams to Grasp.


Foreign businesses wanting to open operations or have existing operations in India should be aware of the numerous federal labour rules that apply to the nation as well as the state, industry, and firm specific local legislation. Since it is a concurrent issue in India, rules governing labour can be passed by both the Federal and the States.

The process for proper enforcing a statute is outlined in precise guidelines by both the federal and state governments.  In India, states have some statutes that deal with specific issues under the umbrella of the broader federal statutes.  It is essential that HR Professionals, Management and team understand the key provisions of the India Employment Law and its impact on the workplace.

Course Details: 


• Learn the legal framework governing employment in India.

• Understand the different types of employment contracts and their legal requirements.

• Understand the Labour laws that are the rules and regulations as specified by the state that protects and promotes the interests of workers and employees by covering various legal aspects such as wages, equal opportunities, safety, health, holidays, working conditions, and employee welfare.

• Understand that Labour Laws are considered to be the backbone of all organizations. There is a lot of legislation in the area of labour laws in India that facilitate compliance with certain laws, as mentioned in the state and the Indian government.

• Update on the constant amendments made to these labour laws which should be noted as and when they are released.


1. Ratio Analysis

• Court of Law


2. Existing Legislations/Existing Labour Laws

• Major Labour laws applicable to different industries
• Different Types of Legislations
• The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
• Shop and Establishment Act and Key areas regulated by Shop and Establishment Act
• Factories Act 1948


3. Four Labour Codes

• Code on Wages 2019
• Code on Social Security, 2020
• Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020
• Industrial Relations Code 2020


4. Employment Contract

• Who is a Workman?
• To what extend are temporary, agency workers and part-time workers entitled to same rights and benefits as full-time workers?


5. Types of Leave

• Earned leave/Privilege Leave
• Casual Leave
• Sick Leave
• Leave for Shops and Establishment for Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
• Maternity Benefit/Adoption Leave


6. Hours of Work

• Rest Day
• Overtime Work
• Working hours for Shops and Establishment for Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
• Can you employ children?
• Can women work late?


7. Minimum Wage

• Skills Classification


8. Public Holidays – how many days will an organisation offer to its employees?
9. Salary – What components do you include into the Cost to Company?

• The Payment of Gratuity and bonus
• When do you pay Wages?
• What items are you allowing to deduct from wages?

10. Social Security System

• Employees Provident Fund
• Employees State Insurance Act, 1948


11. Termination of Employment

• Notice of Dismissal in Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
• Mandatory Notice Periods
• Termination Rules
• Layoffs
• How much do you pay for Severance?
• Retirement Age


12. What is Professional Tax and how much to deduct?

13. Discrimination or Harassment and on what grounds?

• Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace


14. Can you enforce Restrictive Clauses in Employment Contracts?

Who should attend

• HR & Non HR directors.

• Managers, Officers, Executives.

• Assistants who deal with or will be handling HR matters in India.


Elsie Low is a HR Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She has specific experience and strength in talent acquisition, human resource development, compensation and benefits development, payroll administration and management, talent management, employee communication and relations. She is a visionary and performance focused professional. Coupled with that, she has excellent business acumen with strong work ethics.

Elsie has worked in various multi-national and local SMEs and in different sectors such as manufacturing, electronics, construction, engineering and oil & gas. Her span of responsibility and experience are spent in various regional and leadership roles across different regions in ASEAN, Australia, China and Middle East.

Elsie graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource and a MBA in Finance. She also possesses the Certificate in Workplace Basics from Fairwork Commission Australia and an Advanced Certificate of Training and Assessment (ACTA).

She is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 19 June 2024  (Face-to-Face)  (24th Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 926.50 w/GST ($850.00) for Community/Corporate

• S$ 959.20 w/GST ($880.00) for Non-Subscribers


Grants/Subsidies/SkillsFuture Credit are not applicable.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

• "Good session, very informative and helpful. It will help me with my work, operational."

• "The trainer is able to make the participant feel at ease and encourage sharing." - Willy Chen, MWH Consultants (S) Pte Ltd

• "Good seminar." - Loo Bee Chien, ABSG Consulting Inc.

• "The seminar was interesting." - Jerene Ang, First Data International

Past Participant Organisations

• Abacus International, ABSG Consulting Inc., Adknowledge Asia Pacific, Aeroflex Asia, AET Tankers, Aida Stamping Technology, Ascendas Land, ASEAN Cableship, Aspentech, Axis Communications (S), Alphanumeric Systems Inc.

• Baker Atlas, Baker Hughes Inteq, Bank Julius Baer & Co., Barclays Capital Global Services Singapore, BBS Electronics, Bloomberg LP, Broadway Malyan Asia, Bulgari South Asian Operations

• CapitaLand Commercial, CapitaLand Retail, Careerbuilder (Singapore), Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings, CGGVeritas (Veritas Geophysical Asia Pacific), Chemtura Singapore, Chevron Phillips Chemicals Asia, Chevron Texaco, Criteo, Cordlife Group, Coface Services South Asia Pacific, CommScope Solutions Singapore, Compuware Asia Pacific, Concord Energy, Corning Developments, CSE-Transtel, Canopy Pte Ltd, Coilcraft Singapore Pte Ltd

• DFS Venture Singapore, DICOM Singapore, Dyna-Mac Engineering Services, d'Amico Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd

• Eastman Chemical Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, e-Cop, Emas Offshore, EMC Computer Systems, Esko-Graphics, Extron Electronics, Elemental Concept

• F5 Networks Singapore, FE Global Electronics, First Data International, Flextronics Design, Flextronics Technology, Fluke South East Asia, FMC Technologies, Fuji Electric FA Singapore, Fujitsu Microelectronics Asia, Flywire (Singapore) Pte Ltd

• Gen Re, Gexpro Asia, GTECH Far East, GF Machining Solutions Pte Ltd, GIC Private Limited

• Haw Par Healthcare, Hayakawa International, Hitachi Asia, Honeywell, Hermes Middle East South Asia Pte Ltd, HWI Healy World International Pte Ltd

• IBM Singapore, ICON Clinical Research, IE Singapore, Imaje ASPAE, Imation Singapore, Inficon, Inter-touch, Int'l Flavors & Fragrances (AsiaPac), Intraco, Indium Corporation of America

• JDSU T&M Singapore, Jeol Asia, John Bean Technologies Singapore

• Katotec, Kellogg Brown & Root Asia Pacific, Keppel Fels, Keppel Land International, Kerry Ingredients, Koch Business Solutions - Asia Pacific, Kyocera Asia Pacific

• LCP Building Products, Leica Geosystems Technologies, LEWIS Public Relations, LexisNexis, LINTEC Singapore, Luxasia, Lyondell South Asia

• Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, Maptek, Maunsell Consultants (Singapore), McAfee, MCIWorldCom, Mediatek Singapore, Mentor Media, Metalplas Engineering, Michelman Asia Pacific, Micron, Milliken Asia Pacific, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacifc, MJM Networks, Moet Hennessy Asia Pacific, Murata Electronics Singapore, MWH Consultants (S), National Starch, Navig8 Asia, NEC Solutions Asia Pacific, NTUC LearningHub, Molnlycke Health Care Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• Oce (Singapore), Oceaneering International, Ong&Ong Group, Optibelt Asia Pacific, Osram Asia Pacific.

• PA Consulting, Pan Asia Logistics Singapore, Panasonic Industraial Asia, Panduit Singapore, Petronas, Philips Electronics (S), Pico Art International, Pioneer Electronics Asiacentre, Premas International, Prysmian Powerlink Srl, PSA, P-Serv.

• Raritan Asia Pacific, Inc., Red Hat Asia Pacific, Renesas Electronics Singapore, Research In Motion Singapore, Research International, Rolls-Royce, Roper Southeast Asia LLC, RTP Company (Singapore)

• Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Samudera Shipping, Seagate, Sembcorp Design and Construction, Semcorp Engineers & Constructors, Sembcorp EOSM, SIA Engineering Company, Sibelco, Simmons (SEA), Singapore Computer Systems, Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore Tourism Board, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems), Starwood AP Hotels, Steelcase Office Solutions (M), Subway Systems Singapore, Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Surbana International Consultants, Swets, Symantec Singapore, Synovate, Sysmex Asia Pacific, Samudera Shipping Line

• Tellabs Asia Pacific, Templeton Asset Management, The Ascott Group, Tiong Woon Crane & Transport, Tourism Australia, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, Tyco Fire & Security Services, Traveloka Rewards Pte Ltd, Tiong Woon Crane & Transport (Pte) Ltd

• UBS, United Engineers, Univac Precision Engineering, Universitas 21, Utraco

• Visa International, Vishay Intertechnology, Vital.Org, Vitol Asia

• Whatman, World Scientific Publishing

• Yamaha Music (Asia), Yamari Singapore, YCH Group

• Zebra Technologies