India/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.6 Labour laws

There are several labour laws, or at least laws impacting labour conditions in some way, that could be related to culture. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and the Inter State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 are all acts that impact cultural labour. Some of the areas of cultural practice that merge with industrial conditions – e.g. the film industry in Mumbai – do attract relevant laws under the Bombay Industrial Relations Act, 1946 with subsequent amendments.

Chapter published: 22-04-2014