To Ease or to Reform the Labour Laws during the Lockdown in India

  • Srushti Jagannath Patil
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  • Srushti Jagannath Patil

    Student at Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, India

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The paper provides a comprehensive insight into labour law in India, tracing its historical roots from the Trade Disputes Act of 1929 to the recent consolidation of four major labour laws. The study delves into the profound impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the Indian labour force, dissecting challenges faced by both organized and unorganized sectors. The situation of labour migration is more pronounced, illustrating the stark contrast between the resilience of the structured workplace and the struggles of the unorganized sector. The latter part studies the labour law reforms implemented during the epidemic, especially in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat is present. While the author acknowledges the importance of economic stability, it raises concerns about potential human rights violations and non-compliance with international treaties. This highlights the need for an emphasis on a balance that prioritizes business and employee interests. Proposed policy recommendations include periodic review of labour laws, enhanced welfare schemes, legal aid, and expanded social safety nets. The paper emphasizes the importance of balanced employment, emphasizing the promotion of easy and equitable conditions in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 483 - 495


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