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Half Day Session on the Latest Updates in Labour Laws, EPF & ESI Act




2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Conference Hall, Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Willingdon Island, Cochin


The Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry is organising a Half Day Session on the Latest Updates in Labour Laws, EPF & ESI Act on Wednesday, the 23rd of January, 2019 in the Conference Hall, Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Willingdon Island, Cochin from 2:30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.  


Overview of the Session:


After Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Government has turned its focus on the Labour Reforms. The Cochin Chamber has taken this initiative to improve awareness, understand, analyse and clarify the recent changes that have been brought about in the Labour Laws, PF & ESI Acts. The deliberations at the session will provide useful tips and insights on how to solve the most complicated and frequent issues. The session will help avoid unwarranted claims for contribution, interest, damages and other legal actions initiated by the Enforcement Authorities.


The Programme will cover the following aspects for above acts:


1. Recent/Latest Amendments

2. Coverage & Applicability

3. Important Highlights

4. Compliance Aspects

5. Care to be taken by the employer to avoid penal consequences.

6. Important judicial pronouncements.

7. Practical issues in day to day compliance.




Advocate Benny P. Thomas, Thomas & Thomas Advocates, Ernakulam


Adv. Benny P. Thomas has a standing of 29 years at the Bar and a niche of handling and specialising in labour laws and labour related matters for more than two decades in the High Court of Kerala and Tribunals, making him the most sought after lawyer in the Labour Laws. Advocate Benny has led sessions on Labour Laws & EPF at various forums and also consults several companies on matters related to Labour Laws and EPF.


Mr. V. Subramonian, Former Director of the Employees State Insurance Corporation


Mr. Subramonian is a Cost and Works Accountant Professional by qualification with a rich experience of 25 years with the ESI Corporation. Mr. Subramonian joined ESIC as a Manager in 1988 and was promoted as Deputy Director - Finance in 1990. He was further promoted as Director and served in various parts of India and retired from service at their Cochin Regional office in 2013.  Prior to his tenure with the ESIC, he worked with the Comptroller and Audit General of India office for 8 years.   


Who should Attend?


The session is intended for Executives at all levels from the Human Resources Department / personnel handling Labour Laws, PF and ESI in their respective organisations. 


Registration Fee:


Members: ₹ 500 (Inclusive of 18% GST)


Non Members: ₹ 750  (Inclusive of 18% GST) 


Prior registration online is mandatory. Spot registration will be entertained, subject to availability of seats.


Bank Details


Account Name: Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Current Account No: 12222020000214

Bank & Branch: HDFC Bank, Willingdon Island, Cochin

IFSC: HDFC0001222