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India-Labour & Employment Alert (October 2018)

The President of India approved the Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to achieve the objective of ‘ease of doing business’ in the State of Assam. The Bill allows companies to retrench up to 300 employees (from 100 as currently permissible) without seeking approval of the Government. Under the Bill, the compensation for retrenched workers would be 60 days salary instead of current 15 day’s salary.

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