About the BookLabour law mediates the relationship between workers, employers, trade unions and the government. Collective labour law bounds up with tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union, while individual labour law concerns employees' rights at work, and contract for work. Employment standards are social norms for the minimum socially acceptable conditions under which employees or contractors are allowed to work.
Modern industrial relations are a blend of traditional systems and innovations. Some features of the earlier system persist and, therefore, they lead to conflict with new practices, creating challenging problems for the management as many of the changes may be opposed by workers.
In India, industrial democracy plays a vital role in the solution of welfare issues but its role is minimal in decision-making at the policy level. The limited participation of workers at the decision-making level has created differences between employers and employees in the modern world. So, in the interest of workers, employers and society, minimization of conflicts in various sectors is very important.
The book is an attempt to focus the attention of the readers to the current and controversial problems relating to the settlement of industrial disputes and allied problems in a concise, systematic and objective manner. It contains ten important statutes dealing with labour management relations and social security legislations in India. The statutes included for detailed treatment of the subject matter are prescribed for study in various universities. The book will serve as a textbook for students studying in L.L.B., L.L.M., M.L.M., M.L.S., M.S.W., M.B.A., I.C.W.A., A.C.S., and those pursuing diplomas/degrees in labour welfare, industrial and labour legislation, and personnel management. Besides, it will prove useful for practising lawyers in the field of labour and industrial law.About the Author/sProf. T. Vijaya Kumar obtained his doctorate in Management from Alagappa University, Karaikudi. He graduated in Business Administration and obtained his MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He did his M.Com and M.A. Sociology from Sri Venkateshwara University, Thirupathi, Andhra Pradesh; L.L.B. from Bangalore University Bangalore; M.L. from Madras University, Chennai; and M.Sc. Psychology from Manonnaniam Sundranar University, Tirunelveli. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Laws from Indian Institute of Taxation, Trivandrum, and Diploma in Labour and Administrative Law from Annamalai University, Chidambaram. He is a senior member of three reputed professional bodies—Association of Secretaries and Managers, Kolkata; Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai; and Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
Prof. T. Vijaya Kumar is a distinguished professor of management of SXCCE, affiliated to Anna University of Technology, Chennai. His area of research includes Human Resource Management, Marketing, Industrial Relations, etc. He has authored three books, and published more than 32 articles in journals and management magazines. His book Accounting for Management has won the award for the best management book of 2009. He is a recognized research supervisor for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in various universities.
He has over 36 years of rich and varied experience in banking industry, law, and trade. He shares his knowledge and experience with the students of M.B.A. by conducting several management and executive development programs for the practising managers, teachers and students.