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The Wage Code 2019 And Its Implications On Labour And Capital

Shashwik Shetty, PES University, Bangalore


State machinery was for long in search of a one stop solution to all labour legislation deficiencies. The Code on Wages 2019 was designed with the intention of incorporating four of the nation’s principal labour legislations into one dominant law. It received assent of the President on 28th September 2020 and thus began a historical chapter. Amalgamating elaborate laws, all with their own domestic contingencies is undoubtedly a huge task in itself, and no huge task is immune to its own set of problems, no matter how minute. This article seeks to dive into the intention of the legislators while drafting this law, elaborate on the key features, and how certain provisions that look promising, come with a dark underbelly to one party or the other.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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