As we can see, everyone has their device in their hand and everyone is using or the user of social media. Everything is now developed for this digital age. Due to the corona period, everyone faced some significant issues in their careers, and their jobs, and then people became internet friendly. Now the issue is related to the digital age and the employment of the people.
SOURCE OF EMPLOYMENT LAW:
For the Indian citizen, the Indian legislature for regulation and protection of the employers, create many laws, and works the increasing the employment among the people. Depending upon the industries parliament enacts the laws for the better legislation like the industrial dispute act 1947, the factories act 1948, etc, and all the powers of the legislation are derived from the Indian constitution.
Due to the increase of the digital industries, crime in related industries also increased. And for the regulation of those industries and to reduce the crime related to that industry they created the information technology act 2000 and a few amendments in the Indian penal code 1860.
THE MAIN CONCERN RELATED TO THE EMPLOYERS:
In this digital era, everyone is using social media, social platforms, digital payment, and random websites. And through these kinds of things, the security of the data is one of the most important concerns of the government. And the companies as well because it is all about the trust of the users.
For all these matters, the main work of the IT industries is increased because they are the most important component of making the digital platform. For security purposes, they have to use data security.
RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS:
- Employment agreement
- Rights against the discrimination in the workplace
- Maternity benefit
- Provided fund
- Fair salaries for everyone
- Appropriate working hours for everyone
- Rights for leaves
- Prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace.
- Fair chance of employment
THE MAIN ISSUE WITH THE DIGITAL AGE:
- Data security
- Data breach of the company
- Fraud with the companies
- Privacy issues
- Intellectual property crime
SOME IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT LAWS IN INDIA:
Minimum wages act
Trade unions act so and so forth.
There are some recent cases where the employee did data breaches and data theft with the company. Some other important examples are the personal data security of the company users.
For knowing the employment laws, we should know about the IT act 2000, which deals with the cybercrimes in India which are known in the wider area in the digital era. And this act also defines the prescribed punishment for this. Likewise some sections:
Section 65 of IT act 2000: deals with tampering with the computer source document:
If a person knowingly and internationally conceals, destroy or alter or internally or knowingly causes another to conceal destroy and alter any computer source code used for computer and computer programme, computer system and computer network when the computer source code is required to be kept and maintained by the law for the time being in force.
Section 66 of IT act 2000: deals with hacking computer systems:
If a person causes and knowing that is likely to cause wrongful loss or damage to the public or any person destroys and deletes or alters any information residing in the computer resource or diminishes its value or utility or affects it injuriously by its means, commit hack.
Section 66 B of IT act 2000: deals with receiving stolen computers or communication devices:
A person receives or retains a computer resource or communicates a device which is known to be stolen or the person has reason to believe is stolen.
So these are some important points for the digital age employment laws. And here saw that in the digital era we should keep everything very private. Nowadays IT’s companies works can do this thing for their benefit and by this thing, the reputation of the companies and the other employees of the company suffer and most importantly the user or the clients of that company also suffers a lot.
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