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PF benefits may reach all contract employees

  1. News: Employees Provident Fund Organisation will make public as well as private sector companies accountable for providing PF benefits, to contract workers
  2. Background: The govt. decision to be strict with large employers who increasingly rely on contract workers often without paying them their statutory dues
  3. Reason: Fresh instances of industrial strife due to pay disparity between contract staff and regular employees
  4. Contract Labour Act: It requires employers to pay equal pay and benefits for work done by contract employees that is similar to regular employees’ role
  1. News: Employees Provident Fund Organisation will make public as well as private sector companies accountable for providing PF benefits to contract workers
  2. Background: The govt. decision to be strict with large employers who increasingly rely on contract workers often without paying them their statutory dues
  3. Reason: Fresh instances of industrial strife due to pay disparity between contract staff and regular employees
  4. Contract Labour Act: It requires employers to pay equal pay and benefits for work done by contract employees that is similar to regular employees’ role
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