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Govt proposes liberal hire-and-fire rules for firms with under 300 workers – Business Standard

In a significant move, companies hiring up to 300 workers will no longer will required to frame standing orders for their employees, according to a new labour law proposed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. A standing order is a legally binding collective employment contract and holds significance as it contains key work-related terms and conditions and is meant to prevent arbitrary dismissal of employees.

Such orders are compulsory for every firm hiring at least 100 workers and are certified by the government. This proposal will be a part of the Code on …