Former acting chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court justice Mehtab Singh Gill released a book, 'Legal Framework of Human Resource Management' by lawyer Prabhjit Gill on Thursday.
Justice Gill referred to numerous litigations between employers and employees that came to the high court that primarily were the result of non-compliance and casual approach to the legal aspect of human resource management in an organisation.
"Companies don't give much cognisance to even the simple job contract not realising whether it is legally valid and enforceable or not," he said, adding that, "Companies must take employment-related laws seriously, else they could land in deep legal trouble at a later stage."
Talking about his book, Prabhjeet Gill said this book summarised major human resources regulations and procedures that were currently in force in India, including laws involved in breach of contract of employment, enforceability and legal sanctity of an employment bond, discrimination, salary, time regulations, immigration issues, etc.
The book, Prabhjit said was an offshoot of the work he had done for various clients and found most corporate issues revolved around employment contracts, bonds, termination, etc.
Sofi Zahoor, senior director, HR and operations for Quark Inc., India, said this kind of compendium on various legal aspects was much needed since this could help the HR managers cope with day-to-day legal issues to make sure that the organisation did not waste time in unnecessary avoidable litigation through strict legal compliance.
"The book also intends to give the HR practitioners, entrepreneurs, and startups, a better sense of applicability of various employment laws, including day-to-day problems with respect to provident fund compliance, employee state insurance regulations, maternity, bonus and gratuity laws," said Prabhjit.