Industrial Relations This discipline covers the relationship of employees with the organization and with each other. Industrial relations is concerned with anticipating, addressing and diffusing workplace issues that may interfere with an organization’s business objectives, as also with resolving disputes between and among management and employees. It includes the processes of analyzing the employer-employee relationship; ensuring that relations with employees comply with applicable central and local laws and regulations; and resolving workplace disputes. It also includes matters involving union issues, collective bargaining and ongoing union-management relations. The practice of counseling, disciplining and terminating employees falls within the domain of this discipline. Recent Articles Industrial Relations Expertspeak: Labour ProblemsBy Anil Kaushik 10/21/2013A new section titled "Industrial Relations Expertspeak" is being rolled out where frequently asked questions and answers related to labour issues will be addressed by Anil Kaushik, IR expert and Chief Editor-Business Manager magazine. However,...Employees around the World Believe Employers are Violating Overtime RulesBy Rajeshwari Sharma 1/3/2013 Are companies forcing employees to work unpaid hours? A growing number of workers seem to think so. A majority of hourly workers around the world believe their employer has violated laws or rules governing overtime in their region, according to a...New EPFO Norms Add to the Woes of EmployeesBy Sanjay Joshi 12/13/2012The latest Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) circular dated November 30, 2012 enjoins that various types of allowances applicable to employees will henceforth be added to the basic salary. The circular, however, does not specify the allowances...More Research Papers Challenges in Building Proactive Solutions in Employee Relations 5/15/2013This white paper is written and consolidated by a SHRM India Panel of Experts in the area of Industrial Relations. It focuses on the identification of Trends, Challenges and Potential solutions in the current scenario and takes a predictive approach to... Case Studies No Items are currently available. Please check again soon. Templates & Tools Employee Termination Policy and Procedure 2/18/20131.0 POLICY It is company policy to ensure that employee terminations are handled in a professional manner with minimal disruption to ongoing work functions. There are three types of terminations: Voluntary Involuntary Death 2.0...Labour Laws Updates 2/4/2013Change in EPFO interest rate for the year 2011-12 Employees' Provident Fund Organisation , vide their communication dated 14th March 2012 has declared the rate of Interest as 8.25% under Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 for the Year 2011-12....Managing Workplace Conflict 1/22/2013Scope —This article provides an overview of how both employers and employees can manage and resolve workplace conflict. At the core of managing conflict are methods of minimizing it through creation of an organizational culture based on fairness and...More Subject Matter Experts K.A. Narayan 10/9/2012K.A. Narayan is President, Human Resources for the Raymond Group, the INR 5000-crore flagship of the Singhania Group of Companies which has diverse interests in textiles, apparel, retail, FMCG, engineering and aviation. Narayan has over 28 years of...Dipak Gadekar 10/9/2012Dipak is currently the Head of HR for the International Operations Business Group at Voltas Ltd, a Tata Group Company, where he manages HR for more than 5000 employees. Through collaborative relationships with decision makers, he has shaped the...Vikram Shroff 10/9/2012 Vikram is Head, International HR Law at Nishith Desai Associates. In his current role, he focuses on various aspects of Human Resources including employment and labour laws, employment agreements, training bonds, non-disclosure and inventions...More Books & Publications No Items are currently available. Please check again soon.