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Codes give more power to states to be flexible on labour laws

The move, after President's nod, will help industry push for exemption at a micro-level, and flexibility in retrenchment, working hours, safety standards and collective bargaining


Labour falls under the concurrent list of the Constitution wherein both the Central and state governments can legislate

Somesh Jha New Delhi
The labour codes approved by Parliament will change the way labour laws are legislated, with the Centre  bestowing more powers to states to make amendments through the executive route.

The move, after securing President Ram Nath Kovind’s nod, will help industries in pushing authorities for exemption under various labour laws at a micro-level, along with demanding changes to bring greater flexibility in their operations related to retrenchment, safety standards, and collective bargaining.

Under the Industrial Relations Code, 2020 — the new law that will govern retrenchment, layoffs, trade unions, and industrial disputes — states can exempt new industrial units from

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First Published: Sep 24 2020 | 6:38 PM IST

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