Industrial Disputes (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Industrial Disputes (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2020 received the presidential assent on January 1, 2021. The Gujarat Assembly passed the Bill to make it easier for the industrial units to layoff or retrench workforce. This is to promote ease of doing business within the state. It removes the requirement under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 that mandates establishments with 100 or more workers to seek prior permission from the state government before effecting layoffs.