Labour Laws in India

Labour laws in India, are majorly governed by the provisions of the Indian Constitution, Contract Laws, various Special Labour Laws and a plethora of State enacted laws. Thus, broadly, the labour laws in India can be categorized as under:

  1. Constitution of India;
  2. Indian Contract Act;
  3. Special Laws like the Industrial Disputes Act, Payment of Wages Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Workmen, Compensation Act, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act etc.
  4. State Laws – as enacted under the State List in the Seventh Schedule under the Constitution of India.

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