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
Date Written: May 18, 2020
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.
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