REGULATORY UPDATE: MINISTRY OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT-AMENDMENT TO MATERNITY BENEFIT ACT, 1961.

The Ministry of Labour and Employment vide its order dated 17th November, 2017 amended the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Highlights:

  • It is mandatory for an establishment to provide for crèche facilities where more than 50 or more employees are being employed.
  • Earlier, Section 48 of the Factories Act, 1948 mandated crèche facilities for factory establishments with 30 or more women workers, the Maternity Benefit Act has extended the same for all employers employing 50 or more persons.

Source: http://labour.gov.in/sites/default/files/Reg.%20Creche%20Rules%20.pdf

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