Tuesday , February 25, 2020

SESSION: 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Venue: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel & Lakeside Chalet – Mumbai, Marriott Executive Apartments, 2&3b, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai, Mumbai – 400087


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.

In this backdrop, NASSCOM in association with law firm Nishith Desai Associates, is organizing an interactive workshop on 25th February 2020 from 2:30 pm onwards, to discuss (a) the potential impact of the Code on Wages upon employers; (b) the key features of the Code on Wages and (c) the important employer compliances thereunder.

It is our pleasure to invite you to this important workshop. The agenda and the registration link are appended below for your kind reference.

Focus Area

The workshop 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



Leader and Head - HR Law

Nishith Desai Associates

Vikram leads the HR Law team at Nishith Desai Associates. He is consistently 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.



Leader - HR Law

Nishith Desai Associates

Ajay is a Leader at Nishith Desai Associates’ HR Law team and is based in Mumbai, India. Ajay has been advising a wide range of high-profile multi-national and domestic clients on complex Indian employment law issues. He has a keen interest in research and has authored several articles for well-known international publications. He has been regularly speaking at panels organised by the International Bar Association. Ajay also advises and assists Nasscom, a leading industry body for information technology companies in India, in their initiatives to bring about employment law reforms in the industry. He has been working with the firm for over 11 years.



Associate - HR Law

Nishith Desai Associates

Archita is a member of the HR Law team at Nishith Desai Associates, based in Mumbai. Archita has been specializing on labour and employment laws and has been advising clients on a wide range of employment law matters. She has also worked closely with industrial bodies in making representations to the government and conducting training sessions and webinars on pertinent labour law developments in India. She also has a strong inclination towards research and has several articles with leading publications to her credit.