The Code on Wages, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SESSION: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (IST)


India’s new codified labour law – The Code on Wages, 2019 (“Code on Wages”) has been approved by both the Houses of the Parliament and received Presidential assent on August 8, 2019. The Code on Wages now merely awaits its effective date, which will be notified by the Government separately.

Once the effective date of the Code on Wages is notified, it shall subsume and repeal four important labour laws in India: (1) The Payment of Wages Act, 1936; (2) The Minimum Wages Act, 1948; (3) The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and (4) The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. Given that the effective date of the Code on Wages can be expected anytime from now, it is critical for employers to understand the new law and the compliances thereunder in order to be able to undergo a smooth transition.

Focus Area

The webinar will touch upon the following points.

  • Coverage and Applicability
  • Key Features of the Code on Wages
  • Compliances for Employers under the Code on Wages
  • Deviations from the MWA, POWA, ERA and POBA
  • Potential impact of the Code on Wages upon employers
  • Q&A


Deepak Arora

Manager-Government Relations and Public Policy,


Deepak is an experienced public policy and government affairs professional having a demonstrated history of working on wide range of issues related to information technology, market access, intellectual property, legal and compliance at both the central and state level.

Preetha S

Leader - HR Laws

Nishith Desai Associates

Preetha is a leader of the HR Laws team at Nishith Desai Associates. She has advised a wide spectrum of MNCs on intricate and challenging aspects of the complex labour laws in India. Besides advising clients on new age HR issues, she has been active on the policy formulation front as well and has been an avid speaker at several conferences and panels relating to HR Law matters.


Head - HR Laws

Nishith Desai Associates

Vikram leads HR Law team at Nishith Desai Associates. He is consistent ranked as India’s thought leader and leading employment and labour lawyer by global legal publications. Vikram is an Officer on IBA’s Employment & Industrial Relations Law Committee and SHRM’s Subject Matter Expert for Industrial Relations.