Peoplescient is committed to provide strategic and sustainable advice to its client on a wide range of Labour Laws, employee benefits and pension/provident fund savings. Our scope of services, inter alia, covers the following areas:

Advisory on Employees’ Provident Fund

  • Disputes under EPF Act
  • Diagnostic review of PF compliances
  • Rectification of non-compliances
  • Retainership services on EPF law
  • Contractor compliances

Registration and Compliance Services

  • Registration under EPF, ESI, LWF, PT and Gratuity Act
  • Contributions under PF, ESI, LWF and PT
  • Employee enrolments and claim settlement: Withdrawals, Transfer, Advances, Pension etc.

Representation Services

  • Assessment proceedings under EPF Act and ESI Act
  • Responding to notices from the EPFO, ESIC and other Labour departments
  • Assistance in inspections/compliance audits from EPFO, ESIC and other Labour authorities
  • Assistance in case-specific approvals and exemptions

PF compliances for expats/foreign nationals

  • Advisory on PF applicability on foreign nationals working for Indian entities
  • Advisory on salary base for PF contributions
  • Monthly PF contributions and compliances
  • Getting refunds/benefits under the EPF Act
  • Advisory on Social Security Agreements (SSAs) and benefits therein
  • Advisory on available exemptions for International Workers
  • Obtaining benefits under SSAs for cross-border employees

Services for Private PF Trusts

  • Assistance in cost-benefit analysis of a PF trust versus a PF office compliance
  • Approvals/exemptions/recognition from PF and Income-tax authorities
  • Winding up of PF Trust and surrender of exemption to PF authorities
  • Due Diligence on PF Trust compliances
  • Holding workshops for trustees on latest changes/updates
  • Support in PF Trust Administration

Merger/Demerger/Closure Services

  • Due Diligence from PF/Social Security/Employee benefit perspective
  • Transfer of past benefits to the new entity
  • Assistance in Closure proceedings with the EPFO, ESIC and labour department
  • Registrations and setting up pension plans for new entity

Pension Advisory Services

  • Advisory on benefits under  National Pension System (NPS)
  • Comparison of NPS with Superannuation Fund and EPF
  • Transition from Superannuation scheme to NPS
  • Handling Change management process on employee pension plans
  • Transition from defined benefit to defined contribution plans
  • Assistance in setting up gratuity fund

Training Services

  •  Training HR/C&B/Compliance team on the  labour law compliances
  • Helping HR teams to set-up employee helpdesk
  • Helping HR teams in designing employee communications
  • Workshops/webcasts for employees/stakeholders

Labour Compliances/Registrations

  • Assistance in registration under Contract Labour Act
  • Assistance in registration under Shops and Establishment Act
  • Assistance in registration under Labour Welfare Fund
  • Assistance in compliances with applicable labour laws, including filings, returns and record-maintenance
  • Diagnostic review of labour compliances
  • Assistance in rectifying the non-compliances under the labour laws
  • Assistance in representation to the labour authorities
  • Assistance in responding to notices received from labour authorities