Certificate Course in Industrial and Labour Laws

Three months fully online Certificate programme by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Scroll Down to Learn More

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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 8,000

Duration: 3 months

Do you know the relevant labour laws for businesses of compliance and compliance management?

Can you deal with strategic uses of labour law tools and instruments for business goals?

Do you know the statutory compliances under key labour legislations?

How should you comply with the obligations to prevent sexual harassment at workplace?

How should you deal with labour authorities in cases of labour disputes?

Do you now the strategic procedures for checklists of key legislations?

Do you know the relaxations in labour law compliance requirements for small businesses?

Can you advise companies in being competitive through better labour relations?

How can you assess the steps that companies' managements can take to maintain harmonious industrial relations?

Maruti faced a revenue loss of Rs. 25 billion due to the three labour unrest and strikes. The cause behind this incident could have been averted with adequate compliance of labour legislations. With appropriate measures and statutory compliances, any company/startup/other organisations can avail relaxations towards the development of its businesses in a longer run. Therefore there is a need to understand the issues and challenges with labour unrest, collective bargaining, relations with the unions, etc.

In this context, there is an ever-expanding opportunity for professionals to acquire highly specialised skills in labour-related disputes and litigation. Further, this course will also provide you with an understanding of complex issues involved in this spectrum and as to how can you advise companies to mitigate labour disputes?

At law school, you only learn about basic concepts of labour legislations and its related disputes but this course will enable you to use these concepts for compliance of labour legislations which, in turn, reduce or even eliminate penalties/damages/fines/ that may be imposed by the government.

NUJS, Kolkata has launched a three-month certificate course in Industrial and Labour Laws for young law students, CA, CS, HRs, company executives, lawyers, MBA students, management consultants, businessmen, entrepreneurs, etc.

What will you learn in this course?

  • How to comply with labour law legislations with adequate compliance management
  • How to resolve and prevent labour disputes effectively.
  • How to identify various implications of labour laws/policies which help the manufacturing industry and start-ups in getting government incentives.
  • How to settle industrial disputes and welfare of workers
  • How to ensure timely payment of wages, gratuity, bonus, overtime, compensation etc of the workers
  • How to draft offer letters, structure pay packages, working conditions and employment benefits


Other feature of the course

  • Learn anytime and from any location - 24 x 7 access available on mobile and tablet devices (Android) online.
  • Faculty includes experts from the most reputed corporate law firms. Get doubts cleared in 24 hours.
  • Learning materials comprise of video discussions with experts, animation, study materials, checklists. Access sample agreements and approval applications.
  • Get doubts cleared within 24 hours over a discussion forum.
  • Those who complete the course successfully will receive certification from NUJS, Kolkata - certification will be based on performance in an online test.


Target audience

Industrial and factory managers, HR professionals, company secretaries, labour law practitioners, law students and lawyers who may work on labour and employment law related matters.

Course Contents

  • Compliance Tasks
    • Maintaining records
    • Display of notices
    • Filings and returns
    • Remittances


  • Prevention tools
    • Risk identification and assessment, Policy-creation, Training
    • Implementation and monitoring tools: Surveys, feedback, random inspections,  audits, ombudsman person
    • Internal mitigation processes: Investigation, escalation, communication, disciplinary and actions and enforcement strategies, upgradation plans


  • Internal Labour Audits


  • Challenges for organizations with pan-India presence
  • Framework of key labour laws
  • Working arrangements, remuneration and incentives
    • Employee
    • Consultant
    • Contract labour regulation
    • Interns / trainees and apprentices
  • Contractual instruments and employment-related policies
    • Letter of appointment / employment contract
    • Consultancy Agreement
    • Employment Policies & Code of Conduct
    • Whistleblower Policies
    • Secondment Agreement


  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Law



Practical Takeaways

  • Sector-wise lists of applicable labour laws
  • Comparative chart of employment conditions in different labour laws
  • Sample Employment Agreement
  • Specimen Organizational Policies
  • Factories Act and related compliances (Festival and National Holidays Act, Employment Exchanges Act, etc.)
  • How to handle trade unions and industrial disputes
  • How to draft and get Standing Orders approved  


Practical takeaways


  • Bye-laws of trade unions
  • Sample standing orders
  • Professional tax legislation
  • Key concerns under Shops and Establishments Act
    • Applicability to Hotels, Hospitals, Theatres, Restaurants, professionals’ offices and independent consultants
    • Working hours  
    • Guidelines for spread-over, rest interval, opening and closing hours, closed days, national and religious holidays, overtime work.
    • Rules for annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leave, etc.
    • Rules for employment and termination of service.  
    • Obligations towards interns, trainees and apprentices
    • Relaxations in labour law compliance requirements for small businesses
    • Obligation to prevent sexual harassment at workplace
    • Advantages of hiring contract labour for an employer, obligations of employer if contract labour is hired
  • Special laws applicable to particular occupations
    • Journalists
    • Cine-Workers
    • Salesmen

Strategic concerns around labour laws

  • Advantages of setting operations in SEZ
  • Advantage of hiring contract labour
  • CTC Packages, Employment Bonds and Non-Compete
  • Overtime for specific holidays
  • Non-performance, dismissal, how to fire an employee/worker in a legal way
  • How to shut down a large factory or shop
  • Transfer of employees in case of M&As and business transfers


Major Labour Legislations Covered

  • Apprentices Act, 1961
  • Contract Labour Act, 1970
  • Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1957
  • Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
  • Factories Act, 1948
  • Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1976
  • Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
  • Standing Orders Act, 1976
  • Maternity Benefits Act, 1961
  • Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  • Sales Promotion Employees Conditions of Services Act, 1976
  • Trade Unions Act, 1965
  • Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  • Payment of Gratuity, 1972
  • Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  • Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 2013
  • Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923

Industry Academia Panel

Abhyudaya Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Jimit Shah

Proprietor at JPS Legal

Ketan Mukhija

General Counsel, SREI Group

Ramanuj Mukherjee

CEO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Sameer Jain

Partner at Pamasis Law Chambers

Shivi Agarwal

Partner, Amicus

Suhas Baliga

Principal, Impact Law Ventures

Sunil Agarwal

Senior Tax Partner, AZB Partners, Noida

Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

My purpose of joining the course is certainly fulfilled; it has given me the much needed practical knowledge of law. All modules in the course are designed with emphases on practical knowledge. The concepts are not explained theoretically but in a practical manner. I personally found the module on business structuring, institutional finance, and raising investment to be most beneficial for me. I am able to utilize this knowledge in my current job also.

Shivam Dubey

Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

All that I learned from the course is very relevant to me and helps me every single day. I still refer the course notes. Once, we were working on a transaction which involved export-import compliance. It was something I had never done before and none of my team members had an experience with it. I had only the basic idea about it and that is when I realized that I have studied it in my diploma course. I referred the course material and handled the transaction totally based on the knowledge gained through the diploma course, it gave me the basic idea of what to check and how to check.

Ananya Banerjee

Managing Partner, Unico Legale

I can definitely say that this course has added value to my profile and facilitated my growth. The knowledge gained through this course has boosted my confidence and helped me get through many interviews. I found the modules on Arbitration, FDI, and Corporate Governance to be extremely informative. The module on drafting provided various templates that gave you a framework to build on. The webinars by various industry experts was an added advantage of this course. These were exceptionally outstanding, interactive and provided the much needed insights from a commercial point of view.

Mehak Gupta

Associate, Economic Laws Practice

I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I am a practicing Cyber lawyer in Mumbai for the past 3 years and have founded Cyberjure Legal Consulting. The course was a very good learning experience, and I am glad I did it. It helped me understand the nuances of many laws which we studied in college, but never went into practical applicability of the same. The stuff I learnt in the course helped me in my matters too, and in structuring e-commerce start-ups.

Puneet Bhasin

Founder, Cyberjure Legal Consulting, Mumbai

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