India’s social security system provides benefits to employees working in factories or establishments that meet minimum eligibility requirements. This article discusses five categories of social insurance in India, along with their coverage, contribution rates, and supporting laws.
India offers exciting growth prospects as a rapidly developing emerging market with a large workforce. This article focuses on the conduct of pre-investment human resource due diligence checks, which are vital to secure foreign investors against possible operational, reputational, and financial risks.
India is the second most favored destination for expatriates that want to work in emerging markets. In this issue of India Briefing Magazine, we look at India’s living and working environment, HR and payroll laws, and the taxation norms as applicable to foreign nationals.
Government of India doubles maternity leave for women workers in industries – who are adopting a baby or taking possession of their baby from a surrogate mother – through amendments to the ESI scheme. This article discusses the changes and what they mean for female labor security in India.
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.
Remitting money from India is often a daunting procedure for both foreign businesses and expatriates living in the country. In this article, we highlight the various regulations and schemes available.
As part of the government’s labor reforms, a new notification was recently introduced allowing interest on dormant employee provident fund accounts. Read on to see how this will benefit India’s working populations as well as other schemes related to the provident fund organization.
In a sign that the government wants to get serious about overhauling labor laws, India plans to introduce a proposed Wage Code bill that will guarantee minimum wages across the country in the winter session of parliament.