Employment & Labour Laws


Acuity Law assists clients on various employment and labour law related issues including all key labour laws applicable to key managerial personnel, directors, workers, employees, officers, apprentices, agents and seconded employees.



We assist clients in:

  • designing and documenting stock options plans
  • formulating and implementing retrenchment policies
  • drafting employment agreements, appointment letters, consultancy agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, termination letters, service bonds, deputation agreement, secondment agreements, stock options plans for the employees of Indian and foreign companies (listed as well as unlisted), human resource policies
  • conducting audits to ascertain compliance under labour laws;
  • advising the employer on employee disputes
  • protecting key data accessible to employees, especially assisting those clients involved in technology sectors
Employment Law

The labour and employment laws in India are framed and implemented by both the Central Government and respective State Governments. The primary focus of labour and employment laws in India are protection of interests of employees and workers, and regulation of working conditions.

Here we answer basic queries relating to purpose, applicability, and scope of some of the important employment laws and regulations.

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Employee Stock Options (“ESOPs”)

is one of the effective ways of incentivizing employees of an organization all over the world.

For early stage / startup companies, granting of ESOPs is a preferred option to hire, retain and reward senior level employees as well new talent.

Here we discuss the regulatory framework governing implementation and grant of ESOPs by companies in India.

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Shops & Establishments Law in Karnataka

he regulation of employment and service conditions in India is governed by laws enacted by Parliament as well as the respective state legislatures. Different states have enacted laws applicable to the shops and establishments specific to their states. Although the shops and establishment legislations in each state are similar, there are some differences in their applicability and conditions.

This primer covers the laws governing the employment and service conditions in the state of Karnataka.

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Shops & Establishments Law in Maharashtra

The law governing shops and commercial establishments in each state is integral to regulate the conditions of employment and service. The shops and establishments law prescribes, among others, rules and regulations governing the opening and closing hours, intervals for rest, wages for overtime, conditions of work for women and also for registration, renewal and cancellation of registration of commercial establishments. In this primer, we highlight certain fundamental concepts relating to the shops and establishments law in Maharashtra.

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 (POSH Act)

A safe environment at the workplace is a basic right that should be afforded to each and every member of the workforce. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 has gone a long way in protecting women from sexual harassment at workplace and providing modes of redressal in case of a grievance. In this primer, we highlight the important provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

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Key Professionals

Souvik Ganguly

Managing Partner
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Akhil Ramesh

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