Labour Laws: India
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The paper reveals that millions of Indian children under the age of 15 are working as child labourers in spite of national laws that prohibit the employment of children. The paper goes on to explain two major problems with the legal protections provided to Indian workers and then identifies the important protections provided to Indian workers in the largest metropolitan areas. Finally, the paper points out that the aspect of Indian labour law that is most contentious for Indian employers and for foreign companies entering India is the one that makes discharging an employee difficult.
From the Paper:"The population of India as of the official July 2005 census estimate is 1,080,264,388, or approximately 1.1 billion. Of this number, 482.2 million (44.6 percent) are included in the country's labour force. One explanation for the relatively low level of the labour force is that 31.2 percent of the Indian population is under the age of 15 years old. Hidden within the demographic statistics is the fact that many of the 337.6 million Indian children under the age of 15 are working as child labourers in spite national laws that prohibit the employment of children. Persons over the age of 65 in India account for less than five-percent of the population (United States Central Intelligence Agency, 2005).
"In the United States and in other developed economies, one is exposed to complaints and discussions concerning the offshoring of jobs from the developed economies to India because of low wages and lax labour laws (Dolan & Meredith, 2004). As an example, the average wage for a well educated highly skilled computer software programmer ranges from US$8,440 per year in India to US$28,174 per year in Canada to US$70,000 per year in the United States (Bardhan & Kroll, 23). Most workers in India, however, do not earn wages commensurate with those of software programmers. The per capital gross domestic product in India in 2004 was US$3,100 (Central Intelligence Agency, 2005)."
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