Labour Law Programme for
Working Professional

Announcing 6 Months Executive Development
Programme in Labour Laws for

HR Managers | Project Managers | Executives | Legal Managers |
Line Managers | Lawyers | CA | CS

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The Executive Development Programme in Labour laws for Managers (EDPLLM) integrates the study of Labour Laws with related areas like employment relations, labour market and social policies. The recent time of globalization has brought forth a highly competitive market, which has made the survival of the professionals an arduous job. This programme aims to equip the professionals with the skill set required by modern professionals to effectively operate within the business world. With such skill set and precise contextual knowledge, the professionals can perform better and will be rewarded with the opportunity to distinguish themself from others. The programme fundamentally deals with Labour Laws and which fosters solid grasp of legal knowledge and skills, apart from creatively solving problems associated with workers' interests and rights vis-a·vis employers' duties in the area of working conditions, employment conditions, wage, social security and other related aspects of work and employment. The major purpose of the programme is not only to enhance the knowledge of the participants in Labour Laws but to cover all the areas which comes as collaterals but are highly essential for them to learn. On that note this course includes Constitution and Contract Laws, which enable the mangers to confidently operate within the vividly dynamic business world. The programme would provide an in-depth study of Apex Court Judgments relevant to the needs of professionals in the administration of various Labour Laws in their workplace. Through the sessions the participant will learn the right way to read and interpret the law, which is undoubtedly among the vital requirements in resolving industrial and business issues without falling prey to the complex structure of legal framework.



  • To understand the pragmatic facets of the labour Laws relevant to the organizations, industries, Factories, firms etc
  • To improve decision making by evaluating legal risks involved
  • To enhance the ability to identify and manage legal risks
  • To know the labour issues and compliance to create risk matrix and to offer solutions to minimize risks
  • To enable the students to make ethical decisions, individually and as an organization
  • To learn legal processes affecting business, including employee relationships, business formations, contractual obligations
  • To learn the ways to resolve legal issues along with handling contract management and out-sourcing
  • To encourage critical thinking and innovative approaches to legal applications
  • To learn the how to read the law, in between the line without getting trapped into unwarranted ambiguities
  • To learn the art of cross reference techniques within the legal framework consisting of numerous statutes
  • To improve analytical skills and develop oral expression
  • To learn to read a judicial case and understand the judicial process.



  • Massive knowledge and expertise in labour, industrial & employment laws
  • Greater ability to deal with policy and legal issues arising out of labour compliance Expertise in the critical labour and industrial laws structures
  • Confident functioning, operating and execution in industrial relations practice
  • Precise understanding of contemporary perspectives in the existing and upcoming laws
  • Skill set to interpret the Law in an appropriate way to resolve day to day issues

Who should Pursue


    HR Managers /
    Project Managers /
    Executives /
    Legal Managers /
    Line Managers
    CA’s /
    CFA’s /
    managing the
    contractors and
    contract labourers
    Managers handling
    contract and
    Business Owners /



  • For Indian Participants - Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline with minimum 2 years of work experience.
  • For International Participants - Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country
  • For Indian and International Participants – Interns or Working professionals



  • Definition of Law
  • Sources of Law
  • Distinctions between Ratio Decidendi and Obiter Dicta
  • Difference between judicial and quasijudicial authorities
  • Rights and Duties
  • Law relating to contracts including employment bond

  • Constitution of India vis-à-vis Labour Legislation
  • Meaning of State; Fundamental rights vis-à-vis labour laws
  • Equality before law and its application inLabour Laws
  • Equal pay for equal work; and Article -16 and reservation policies
  • Articles 19, 21, 23 and 24 and its implications
  • Writs and its implication
  • DPSP and Labour Laws
  • Jurisdiction of High court and Supreme court

Present Law relating to welfare and working conditions in Factory, IT & ITES, Construction and etc shall be discussed in the light of:

  • The Factories Act, 1948
  • The Shops and Establishment Act (keeping in mind the working conditions of software industry and other service sector firms)
  • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
  • The Building and the Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 (BOCW Act)
  • Compliance
  • Code on Wages, 2019
  • Industrial Relation Code 2020
  • Code on Social Security 2020
  • Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020
  • The Trade Unions Act, 1926 and Collective Bargaining
  • The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
  • The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (downsizing, retrenchment, lay-off, bench employees and termination)
  • Industrial discipline and domestic inquiry
  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  • The Employees Compensation Act, 1923
  • The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948
  • The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  • The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and policies relating to Maternity Benefit

Mode of Delivery


Fee Structure


Program fees:

₹110,000 + GST (₹1,00,000 towards prog fees and ₹10,000 towards Campus Boarding & Lodging)




  • Prof P K Padhi joined as a Principal in Utkal University Law College in 1994 after completing his LL.B.; LL.M. & Ph.D. in Law. In 2002 he resigned from Utkal University & joined with XLRI.
  • In his credit, he has published eight books and published more than 25 articles in the national & international journal and visited Dubai, Singapore, Paris, Malaysia, Israel, and Hong Kong for teaching and training assignment.
  • Prof Padhi is a trainer for all most all PSUs namely "NTPC, NPCIL, IOL, DVC, ISRO, RBI, SBI, IOCL, Power Grid, GAIL, ONGC, HAL, NHPC. Prof Padhi conducts 5-Day Training Programme on Labour Laws for all Central Labour Commissioners since 2004. All most all ALC, RLC & Deputy CLC of Govt of India have visited XLRI and stayed for a week for the Training.
  • He conducts the open workshop in all metro city on Contract Management and Contract Labour Management. He also conducts training programme for Private Companies as well, like Reliance, Dr Reddy, L&T, Sandvik Asia, Microsoft, Accenture, Vodafone & Aircel etc.
  • Prof Padhi provides consultancy in Labour Management, Labour Compliances, Contract and Contract Labour Management to many companies such as Reliance, L&T, Godrej, GRSE, NPCIL, HZL, XL Health.
  • Prof Padhi is also Advisor to HR Federation of India
  • His area of interest: Labour Laws & Contract Management
  • Prof. Santanu Sarkar is currently working in XLRI as Professor of HRM. Before joining XLRI in 2007, he has been a Reader at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai PMIR for over 4 years. He started his career in the industry where he has worked as Senior Personnel Officer for nearly two years. He is a visiting faculty at IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Udaipur among other institutions.
  • Prof Sarkar was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow at the Industrial and Labour Relations School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 2012-13. He has also been a Eureca Erusmus Mundus Visiting Fellow at the York Management School, University of York, the UK during 2009. He was a visiting professor at Tamkang University in Taipei in 2015 and Ministry of Science and Technology Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei during October 2016 and May 2017. His areas of specialization are labour laws, labour relations, collective bargaining, and trade union. He has conducted numerous training and management development programs for companies such as HUL, Tata Cummins, L&T, Mahindra and Mahindra, ONGC, HAL, NTPC, BHEL, NPCIL, NHPC, Power Grid Corporation, CESC, WBSEDCL, Indian Navy, Indian Railway, besides doing customized program for a mixed group of participants representing a variety of domestic and multinational companies.
  • Prof. Paramjyot Singh, has started working with XLRI since April 2017. A former intern of the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, he has worked extensively on the legal issues concerning rehabilitation and resettlement of involuntarily displaced tribal people. Mr. Paramjyot graduated First Class First with Distinction in History from Utkal University, Odisha. He was awarded the National Merit Scholarship and the Professor Ghanashyam Dash Memorial Gold Medal for this distinction. He completed his Masters with specialization in Modern Indian History from the Central University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • He has a Bachelor and Master of Laws degree from Utkal University. He was awarded the University Gold Medal in Law for securing the University Top position in Master of Laws Examination. He has worked as an advocate at Orissa High Court and was a visiting faculty of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at Utkal University. He was awarded his Doctorate Degree in Law for his work on the land rights and entitlements of the tribal people of Odisha.
  • Prof. Singh was awarded the Fulbright Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowship to pursue research at the Indigenous Law and Policy Centre, Michigan State University, United States of America. His area of research interest remains Constitutional Law and Labour legislations, Land Acquisition and R&R in 5th Schedule Areas including populations at BoP levels and human rights responsibilities of corporate governance and business conduct.

About XLRI


XLRI was established in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. at Jamshedpur; with the vision of creating and nourishing influential global leaders for possible future. Through cultivating the merits like novelty and entrepreneurship; its mission is to propagate the knowledge in various corporate, educational domains including businesses, laws, human resources, management and so on. With the zeal for educational excellence, XLRI provides full-time management programs along with part-time and virtual interactive learning courses.