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India-Labour & Employment Alert (December 2018)

Since the amendment of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 in 2017, employers in India have been conferred an obligation to provide creche facilities to their employees, however, due to lack of any clarity or guidelines on setting up of creche facilities, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has now issued National Minimum Guidelines for setting up and running creches under Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (“Crèche Guidelines”) vide an office memorandum dated 2nd November, 2018.

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