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Parvez Rahim
Parvez Rahim

  • April 17, 2023

    Habitual issues

    When so many people work and interact at industrial and commercial establishments, conflicts between them are bound to arise. Similarly, management...

  • March 27, 2023

    Company culture

    Senior managers in professionally run organizations often talk about company culture and compare it with that of similar enterprises. Those who have...

  • March 04, 2022

    Anti–harassment law

    In its judgment of July 6, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pakistan held that the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010, was...

  • February 15, 2022

    Compensating workers

    Almost all factory workers expose themselves to the hazards of machinery and other equipment required for the smooth operation of several...

  • June 24, 2021

    Vocational training

    In 1962, a landmark legislation laid the foundation of vocational training in Pakistan. The Apprenticeship Ordinance, 1962 was promulgated by the...

  • April 13, 2021

    Maternity leave

    Maternity leave is granted for the care of employed women before and during childbirth and for the care of newborn babies. This is a special leave,...

  • December 05, 2020

    Home-based workers

    In 2018, the Sindh government had promulgated two labour enactments for the welfare of neglected segments of society.One was the Sindh Empowerment...

  • August 18, 2020

    Impact of benefits

    Every entrepreneur aspires to achieve optimum productivity in his/her organization both in terms of manufacturing and employee output. S/he will be...

  • July 27, 2020

    Exit interviews

    During the course of their job, managers have to interact with several outsiders besides their subordinates, peers and bosses.Who these outside...

  • July 21, 2020

    Wage determination

    The system of workers’ wage fixing had commenced with the advent of the industrial revolution in Europe and the United States from around 1760 to...

  • June 24, 2020

    Contract status

    Over the last seven years, there have been three significant judgments by the apex court declaring contractors’ employees as employees of...

  • May 09, 2020

    Helping the workers

    The existing labour laws in Pakistan are based on the conventions framed by the International Labour Organization and ratified by Pakistan from...

  • January 04, 2020

    Overtime regulations

    Overtime regulations are presently contained in section 47 of the Factories Act, 1934 and section 8 of the W. Pakistan Shops and Establishment...

  • July 24, 2019

    Convention 190

    On June 21, 2019, the International Labour Organization adopted Convention 190, concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world...

  • July 10, 2019

    The disciplinary process

    There could be situations at the workplace where an employee may have to be disciplined for violating the norms. In a work environment where...

  • May 01, 2019

    Laws and devolution

    May Day or Labour Day is celebrated in remembrance of those striking workers who were killed by Chicago police on May 3 and 4, 1886. The event got...

  • October 01, 2018

    Handling grievances

    A person working in an organisation has superiors, colleagues and peers with whom he has to interact to accomplish his tasks. These interfaces are...

  • June 14, 2018

    The travails of HR

    If there is a profession more sought after in the world, everyone aspires to join it. People have different views about their chosen professions,...

  • October 14, 2017

    The working blues

    Excessive absenteeism among the employees is rampant in industrial and commercial undertakings within the country – both in the private and...

  • September 19, 2017

    Canteen politics

    The West Pakistan Factories Canteens Rules, 1959 states that “the occupier of every factory wherein more than 250 workers are ordinarily...

  • July 12, 2016

    Terms of employment

    The Industrial and Commercial Employment Ordinance, 1968 was one of the best ever labour laws promulgated in Pakistan. It was considered as the...

  • June 20, 2016

    Employment checks

    A friend in the UK recently sent me a tip on better management practices, which relates to employment checks. One important step in the process of...

  • May 01, 2016

    Labour welfare

    May Day or Labour Day is celebrated in remembrance of the workers who went on strike and were killed by the Chicago police on May 3 and 4, 1886. The...

  • February 26, 2016

    Devolution decisions

    By virtue of the 18th Amendment, labour laws were omitted from the concurrent legislative list in the constitution and devolved to the provinces. It...

  • December 12, 2015

    Devolving labour

    By virtue of the 18th Amendment, labour laws were omitted from the concurrent legislation list in the constitution and devolved to the provinces. It...