Taxmann Industrial Relations & Labour Law for Managers By Parul Gupta Edition May 2023


This book provides an extensive overview of Indian labour legislation to enrich the understanding of HR and IR professionals. The second edition is student-focused, featuring lucid language, a practical approach, amendments, case studies, and question sets, discussing industrial relations, wages, work conditions, and social security.

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Industrial Relations & Labour Law for Managers By Parul Gupta

Industrial Relations & Labour Law for Managers By Parul Gupta

This book primarily aims to enhance the knowledge of HR and IR professionals in the labour laws of India. It also seeks to develop a holistic understanding of managing the interest of workers and employers hand in hand. This book compiles the legislation dealing with the following:

  • Industrial Relations
  • Wages
  • Work Conditions
  • Social Security
  • Employment of Women and Children

This book will be helpful as a textbook for business management students specialising in human resource management and HR professionals.

The Present Publication is the 2nd Edition, authored by Dr Parul Gupta, with the following noteworthy features:

  • [Simple & Lucid Language with an Application-Oriented Approach] has been followed throughout this book
  • [Student-Oriented Book] This book has been developed keeping in mind the following factors:
  • Interaction of the author/teacher with their students in the classroom
  • Shaped by the author/teacher’s experience of teaching the subject matter at different levels for more than three decades
  • Reactions and responses of students have also been incorporated at different places in the book
  • [Amended & Updated] The 2nd edition incorporates amendments made in the labour legislation in the recent past
  • [Case Studies & Judgements along with their Explanation] has been included to provide a holistic understanding of labour legislations and the approach of the court of law to settle industrial disputes
  • [Case Studies] are included in the book to augment better learning
  • [Chapter End Questions including Descriptive and Multiple Choice Questions] are included in this book to supplement classroom inputs

The structure of the book is as follows:

  • Chapter one highlights the importance of industrial relations for businesses and HR professionals, followed by an overview of significant changes proposed in the four labour codes
  • Chapter two throws light on the evolution of labour laws in India and major categories of labour legislation
  • Chapters three to eighteen discuss in detail various provisions of labour laws which can be broadly divided into three categories, such as:
  • Protective and Employment Legislations
  • Social Security Legislations
  • Regulatory Legislations

The detailed contents of the book are as follows:

  • Industrial Relations and the Labour Codes
  • Evolution of Labour Legislation in India
  • Factories Act, 1948
  • Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
  • Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
  • Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923
  • Employee’s State Insurance Act, 1948
  • Employee’s Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  • Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
  • Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
  • Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  • Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  • Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
  • Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
  • Trade Unions Act, 1926
  • Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  • Apprentices Act, 1961
  • Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959

About the author

Dr Gupta is an Associate Professor of Corporate and Labour Law at the Management Development Institute Gurgaon (MDI). For the last 18 years, she has been teaching law courses such as:

  • Employment Laws
  • Labour Laws for Managers
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Corporate Laws

Before joining MDI Gurgaon, she served at the Army Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida, for over a decade. Her expertise lies in Labour Law, Business law and Environmental Laws. She is a visiting faculty of various IIMs, IIFT, New Delhi and DMS-IIT, Delhi, delivering the Business and Corporate Laws and Employment Law course.

She has previously been the programme director and trainer of a management training programme for the judicial officers of the State of Uttar Pradesh and court managers. Wherein she imparted training to more than 1000 judicial officers within three years. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious ‘GOC-in-C Commendation Card’ by the Western Command of the Indian Army for her significant contribution to the growth of the Institute and commitment to work. She is a seasoned trainer, imparting training to middle-level executives of various public sector units, like IOCL, BEL, NTPC etc.

Dr Gupta has authored three books and more than 15 teaching cases. Her research interest lies in legal, ethical and policy issues related to diverse business domains. She writes regularly in journals of repute and has published more than 25 research papers in international academic journals of repute, predominantly in ABDC, ‘A’ and ‘A*’ category journals.

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