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Going family way no child's play

Small businesses have concerns over expenses, liability; some predict initial dip in hiring of women

Going family way no child's play

AmorecomprehensivematernitybenefitcomplianceregimemightsoonbecomearealityforbusinesseswiththepassageoftheMaternityBenefits(Amendment)BillbytheRajyaSabha. However,smallandmedium-sizeenterprisesareconcernedabouttheincreaseinexpenses,andthepracticaldifficultiesinprovidingcrechefacilitiesneartheworkplace. AnInternationalLabourOrganization(ILO)studyranksIndia11thfromthebottomoutof131countriesinfemaleworkforceparticipation.Thepercentageofwomenundertakingformalemploymenthasalsodroppedinrecentyears,from37per ...