The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the organisation that represents and sets the tone for public policy for the Indian software industry and Trilegal, one of India’s leading full service law firms, released the report on ‘Maternity Benefits and Facilitating Return to Work: The IT-BPM Industry’s Experience‘, at the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2016 at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru.
This report on ‘Maternity Benefits and Facilitating Return to Work: The IT – BPM Industry’s Experience’ captures the outcomes of a study conducted by NASSCOM and Trilegal with NASSCOM member firms across 8 strategic locations in the country around maternity policies prevailing in the industry. It showcases some of the best practices in maternity policies adopted by the IT-BPM Industry.
The topics covered in the report include:
- The Legal Framework;
- Comparative Benefits across Jurisdictions;
- The IT-BPM Industry’s Experience;
- Examples of Practices Adopted by Some IT-BPM Companies;
- Practices in the Government Sector;
- Where is the Law Headed
Co-author of the report and Senior Associate, Trilegal, Swarnima points out:
“The idea of maternity benefits has evolved in recent times. Increasingly companies are looking at it as a tool for attracting and retaining talent and not merely a legal obligation. At the same time, we are also witnessing a concerted push from the government to improve the benefits available under law. These proposals are however not welcomed by all – the concern raised by smaller companies is that this may have a negative impact on hiring decisions. It will therefore be interesting to see the direction that the law takes in the coming months, with the interests of different stakeholders to balance.”
Trilegal is the go-to employment practice for some of India’s largest multinational corporations and is actively engaged with apex industry bodies on issues of employment law and regularly conducts training workshops for their members to raise understanding and awareness on the various aspects of employment laws and how it can be applied in different situations.
The report will be published online soon.