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    India’s Public Holidays in 2018

    Many foreign HR managers struggle with the holiday schedule in India. This article outlines the government’s official schedule, explains its rationale, and suggests best practices for managing public holidays at your business.

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    The Disabilities Act in India: What Employers Need to Know

    The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 broadens the definition of a ‘disabled person’, and applies to both private and government establishments in India. Here, we briefly cover the major compliances required by the Act, which include having an Equal Opportunities Policy in place.

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    Expatriates in India: Visa, Work Culture, Socioeconomic, and Payroll Considerations

    In the past ten years, India’s living and working environments have adapted to the increased influx of expatriates. Here we discuss key considerations that foreigners should note, including visa registration, sociocultural nuances, and HR and payroll norms.

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    Anti-Corruption Laws in India – Minimize Your Risk Exposure

    The festive season in India involves the exchange of gifts; however, companies should note that certain exchanges may attract liability under various domestic and foreign anti-corruption statutes. This article highlights key compliance strategies for firms to minimize such risk exposure.

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    Traveling in India – Business Etiquette and Culture

    India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and a complicated mixture of old and new traditions from the West and East. If you are planning to do business with or in India, it is important to try and understand its cultural intricacies.

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    GST Impact on the Flexi-Staffing Industry in India

    Under GST, the tax rate on all staffing firms is pegged at 18 percent. This article discusses the impact of GST on the flexible staffing industry, and its impact on doing business in India.

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    Registering Your Indian Employment Visa

    After obtaining an Indian visa, registering the visa at an FRRO is often an afterthought for expatriates. Unfortunately, failing to register a visa within the specified time period can result in a fine, and in some cases, an investigation.

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    India Hikes Wage Ceiling under Payment of Wages Act

    India’s Payment of Wages Act recently increased its ambit as parliament revised the monthly wage ceiling from US$280 to US$375. This article discusses the development and its impact on employers in India; it also explains how wages are defined under the Act.

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