Impact of COVID-19 on the Labour Force: An Overview of the Labour Laws in India and, What Lies Ahead

12 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2020 Last revised: 8 Sep 2020

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Neha Dhuru

Department of Law, University of Mumbai

Date Written: May 18, 2020

Abstract

The brief of this paper is to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce of the Indian economy. It, therefore, conceptualizes the notion of labour and probes into labour’s substantive and significant role in the functioning of an economy. After reviewing the labour-centric legislations in India (pre- and post-Independence) the paper searches for the common thread that should run through the chronological varied legislations. The paper engages with the anticipated crises that COVID-19 is expected to unleash on the labour force. The paper winds up with the writer’s inferences and suggestions.

Suggested Citation

Dhuru, Neha, Impact of COVID-19 on the Labour Force: An Overview of the Labour Laws in India and, What Lies Ahead (May 18, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3655554 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3655554

Neha Dhuru (Contact Author)

Department of Law, University of Mumbai ( email )

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