Cracking the New Labour Code: MSME Perspectives and Perception

In 2020, the Indian parliament introduced four "Labour Codes", replacing 29 previous laws on Wages, Industrial Relations, Social Security and Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions. The new laws are likely to come into force between 2022 and 2023 and promises to improve social security and wages to workers in the informal sector. Most states have framed rules under the new codes.

Alliance for Integrity, in partnership with Partners for Transparency Foundation India (PTFI) and UN Global Compact Networks India (UNGCNI), is organizing a series of four workshops to look into the implications of the new laws for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).


1. To sensitize SMEs on the changes to the laws focusing Wages, Industrial Relations, Social Security & Occupational safety and Health & Working Conditions. 

2. To support and build capacity to understand these changes and support MSMEs to develop strategy and action plan to implement these laws.  

The workshops will take place as follows:

March 15, 2022 – Legal Insights: The session will focus on the legal provisions affecting MSMEs and what is required of companies.                         

April 12, 2022  Implementation & Execution: This session will focus on strategies and approaches for the implementation of the laws by the executives branch of government, the practical challenges and the way forward.

April 26, 2022 Role of Labour Union: The session will focus on the diverse perspectives of the labour rights covered under the new code and MSMEs understanding and concerns on the law.  

May 10, 2022 – Collective Action: The session will deliberate on the perspectives of stakeholders associated or working on collective action with the MSMEs and their experiences, challenges and learnings.


1. Sensitized MSMEs/SMEs on new labour codes.

2. Structured implementation strategy and action plan for MSMEs/SMEs.

3. Strengthened collective action among MSMEs/SMEs. 


  • TBC


The workshop is open to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), start-ups and other representatives of the private sector, public sector, civil society, academia and international institutions. 



Do you have questions? 

We are glad to help!

Seema Choudhary


Date from: 12.04.2022 15:30
Date to: 10.05.2022 17:00
CET: UTC/GMT +05:30 - Asia/Kolkata




Alliance for Integrity, India

UN Global Compact Networks India 

Partners for Transparency Foundation India (PTFI)