Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2019

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On August 8, 2019, the Government of Karnataka notified the Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2019 (‘MB Rules’). The MB Rules, inter alia, mandate employees having 50 or more employees to provide and maintain one crèche for every 30 children, who are below the age of six years. The crèche is to be located within the premises of the concerned establishment or within five hundred meters from the entrance to such establishment. The crèche must cater to children of all employees, including contract workers, irrespective of the nature of employment. The working hours of the crèche should coincide with the working hours of the mothers or the parent of the children enrolled therein.

Published In:Inter Alia - Quarterly Edition - September 2019 [ English
Date: September 30, 2019