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About the Author
S.C. Srivastava :-
He is presently the Secretary General of the National Labour Law Association. He obtained his LLD from Calcutta University, the first person to do so from an Indian university. Starting his career as a Lecturer in Law School, Banaras Hindu University, he served Jammu University as Reader and Kurukshetra University as Professor, Chairman and Dean, Faculty of Law. During 1986-88, he served the University of Calabar (Nigeria) as Professor, Head of the Department of Public and International Law and Dean, Faculty of Law. He was awarded the distinction of being National Fellow (National Professor) by UGC for 1990-92. He served the Law Commission of India during 1992-97 and Indian Law Institute as Research Professor from 1998 to 2004. He has also been Director of the Institute of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, New Delhi. Professor Srivastava is a visiting faculty member in several universities and research institutions including IIT (Delhi), IIM (Rohtak), MDI, Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Coal Management, Ranchi and National Labour Institute, Noida. He is presently a member of the committee appointed by the Prime Minister to review labour laws.
About the Book
The Seventh revised and enlarged edition of the book Industrial Relations and Labour Laws has brought all the important labour legislations within the purview of this book. The notable feature of this edition is inclusion of laws on social security, wages and minimum standards of employment (including factory, contract, child and migrant workers). Another significant feature of this edition is detailed discussion on labour law reforms and more specifically comprehensive analysis of the proposed labour code on industrial relations, social security, wages and occupational safety, health and working conditions. This edition also incorporates all the amendments in labour laws and analyses of all important judgments of the Supreme Court and High Courts on labour laws. This edition covers almost all the syllabuses of LLB, LLM, MBA, MPA, MSW, Company Secretary, and masters and diploma courses in personnel management, human resource management, industrial relations and labour laws. Thus, the book is an indispensible resource for personnel managers, general managers, HR and law officers of public and private sectors, officials of labour departments of Central and State governments, presiding officers of labour courts/tribunals, trade union officials, management associations/federations and among others, lawyers and NGOs.
• Includes laws on social security, wages and minimum standards of employment.
• Provides the contextual and constitutional framework of labour law and an overview of industrial relations.
• Deals with the trade union movement, employers' organizations and laws relating to trade unions, collective bargaining, unfair labour practices and victimization.
• Deals with regulation of industrial disputes, persuasive, coercive and voluntary processes for settlement of industrial disputes, grievance procedure, government's power of reference, laws relating to instruments of economic coercion, management of discipline, laws relating to change in conditions of service and lay-off, retrenchment, transfer and closure.
• Examines laws relating to standing orders.
Table of Content
Part One: Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
1. Introduction to Labour Law
2. Industrial Relations: An Overview
3. Constitutional Framework and Labour Laws
4. Trade Unions of Workers and Employers' Organizations: A Contextual and Historical Analysis
5. Trade Unions and the Law
6. Collective Bargaining
7. Industrial Disputes Act: Contextual Framework, Concept and Definitions
8. Settlement of Industrial Disputes
9. Powers and Functions of Appropriate Government in Disputes Settlement,
Administration and Enforcement of the Industrial Disputes Act
10. Instruments of Economic Coercion
11. Lay-off, Retrenchment, Transfer and Closure
12. Management of Discipline and Notice of Change
13. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
14. Workers' Participation in Management Part Two: Social Security and Labour Laws
15. Social Security: A Contextual Framework
16. Employees' Compensation Act, 1923
17. Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948
18. Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
19. Payment of Gratuity Act, 197220.
20. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 Part Three: Wages and Labour Laws
21. The Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008
22. Wage Concept
23. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
24. Minimum Wages Act, 1948
25. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
26. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 Part Four: Minimum Standards of Employment, Working Conditions and
27. The Factories Act, 1948
28. Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
29. Law on Child Labour
30. Inter State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979