The faculty development program on emerging challenges to labour laws due to COVID-19 crises is going to be a two-day event organised by IMS Law College.
The reach of Labour laws is so wide that it touches the lives of millions of men and women who constitute the labour force. However, it is unfortunate that barring a few statutes such as Code on Wages Act, 2019 and the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act, 2008, most of the labour law are, in fact not applicable to the unorganized sector workers which constitutes about 93 percent of the entire labour force. Further, most labour legislations are more than 6 decades old. It is felt that our labour laws are over- protective, over- reactive, fragmented, outdated and irrelevant and have created hurdles in achieving the economic goals, particularly given the global competition and economic recession. There is therefore great demand to reform the labour laws in India.
The current pandemic situation in the country due to COVID-19 has highlighted the struggles of the Indian migrant workers. The unregistered migrant workers are the worst affected victims of COVID-19. Indian migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic have faced multiple hardships. With factories and workplaces shut down due to the lockdown imposed in the country, millions of migrant workers had to deal with the loss of income, food shortages and uncertainty about their future.
In light of these latest developments this Faculty development program is planned.
Objectives of the Programme
· To give a basic understanding of need of reforms in the labour laws due to current pandemic situation.
· To familiarise with the emerging perspective of Industrial Relations in India.
· To apprise with the lacunas in the existing labour laws.
· To make the participants aware about the strategic concerns about the labour laws.
· To discuss about the problems of inter- state migrant workers and the protection by the existing legislations.
The course is primarily designed for faculties of law institutes and universities. However, anyone is eligible to apply.
Methodology of the Programme
· Documentary / Videos
· Case Studies
It will be a two-day programme, scheduled on 29th and 30th August 2020 (6 hours duration).
Fees and Registration
Free registration for all.
Please register through the following link:
- Dr. K. S Bhati: Professor and Dean IMS Law College, Noida: M.A. (Eco), LL.M., PhD Diploma in IRPM, Diploma in Company Law, Gold Medallist in Graduation
- Dr. Asha Verma: Assistant Professor of Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
- Dr. Hardik Parikh: Assistant Professor of Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
- Ms. Tania Sebastian: Assistant Professor of Law, VIT, School of Law, Chennai
- 29th August 2020: 11.30 AM – 1.00 PM: 1.5 Hours: Inaugural session: Dr. K.S Bhati
- 29th August 2020: 3.00- 4.30 PM: 1.5 Hours: Professor Tania Sebastian: Problems of Migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic
- 30th August 2020: 11.30 AM – 1.00 PM: 1.5 Hours: Dr. Asha Verma: Emerging trends in Industrial Relations in India Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial Relations
- 30th August 2020: 3.00- 4.30 PM: 1.5 Hours: Dr. Hardik Parikh: Social Security Benefits for the workers during this pandemic situation.
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