Latest Compliance Updates For Karnataka

Karnataka Tax on Profession, Trades, Callings And Employments (Amendment) Act, 2023

14 Mar, 2023

The Government of Karnataka has amended various provisions of the Karnataka Tax on Profession, Trades, Callings, and Employments Act, 1976.

🏷️ Karnataka Tax on Profession

Factories (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2023

22 Feb, 2023

The Government of Karnataka has introduced the Factories (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2023 dated 22-02-2023.

🏷️ Karnataka Factories Rules

Amendment to Minimum Wages notification

14 Feb, 2023

The Government of Karnataka notified the amendment in the minimum rate of wages for scheduled employment in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy and Allopathy.

🏷️ Karnataka Minimum Wages Rules

Karnataka Consumer Price Index FY 2023-24

10 Feb, 2023

The Government of Karnataka has released the enhanced consumer price index for 2023 for calculating the variable dearness allowance effective from 01 April 2023 t0 31 March 2024.

🏷️ Karnataka Minimum Wages Rules

Karnataka Final Minimum Wages Notifications

04 Feb, 2023

The Karnataka Govt. has released its revised minimum wages notification for 11 scheduled employments.

🏷️ Karnataka Minimum Wages Rules

More Notifications

Karnataka Minimum Wages - January 2023

17 Jan, 2023
The Government of Karnataka has notified the revised rate of minimum wages for the scheduled employments in Garment, Costumes and Tailoring Industry. This is effective from 17 January 2023.
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Karnataka LWF deposit - extension of timeline

16 Jan, 2023
The Karnataka Government has extended the time line to deposit the Labour Welfare Fund contributions from 15 Jan to 31 January 2023.

Karnataka Minimum Wages for scheduled employments

13 Jan, 2023
The Government of Karnataka has released the revised rates of minimum wages for certain scheduled employments.

Karnataka Minimum Wages Notification - January 2023

13 Jan, 2023
The Government of Karnataka has notified the revised rate of minimum wages to scheduled employments in hospitals, maternity homes,nursing homes, clinics and addiction free centres.This is effective from 13 Jan 2023.

Press Release on Karnataka LWF contribution

12 Dec, 2022
The Karnataka Labour Welfare Board has released a press release reiterating the mandatory compliance of Labour Welfare Fund contribution that are to be paid by employers online for the year 2022, on or before 15 January 2023.

Karnataka revised minimum wages - November 2022

30 Nov, 2022
The Government of Karnataka has released its final notification for the revised rate of minimum wages effective from 30 November 2022 for 15 scheduled employments.

Karnataka State List of Holidays - 2023

21 Nov, 2022
Karnataka Government has released the State List of Holidays for the year 2023.

Show Cause Notice for persons enrolled under section 5(2)

14 Oct, 2022
The Department of Karnataka Commercial Taxes has notified its show cause notice under Rule 23(1) for the persons enrolled under section 5(2) of the Karnataka Tax on Professions,Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976 for all those who have failed to pay tax within the due date.

Karnataka Corrigendum to Minimum Wages Rate Revision for Security Agencies

02 Sep, 2022
The Karnataka Labour Department had notified revised rate of minimum wages vide notification dated 29.08.2022 for Employment in Security Agencies. As there were errors in the said Gazette Notification, the Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka has now published the corrigendum.

Karnataka Minimum Wages Rate Revision for Security Agencies

29 Aug, 2022
Karnataka Labour Department has published the notification revising the minimum wages rate for security agencies.

Karnataka Sugar Industries Wages revised retrospectively

03 Aug, 2022
Government of Karnataka notified revising the rates of wages in sugar industry for the period from 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2022 i.e., for the retrospective period of 4 years. As there was an error in the Gazette Notification dated 25.07.2022, the Department of Labour, has now published a corrigendum in its Gazette notification No. KaE 240 LWA 2018 dated 03.08.2022,with revised CPI to be read in Sl. No.4.0 – sub-para lines 3 & 4 as Rs.2.80/- instead of Rs.2.70/-.

Revised Rate of Minimum Wages in Karnataka

28 Jul, 2022
The Labour Department of Karnataka has published final notifications revising the rate of minimum wages for 8 scheduled employments effective from 28 July 2022.

Karnataka Govt withdraws deferment of VDA payment notification

18 Jun, 2022
The Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka withdraws its notification on deferment of VDA payable under various Minimum Wage Notifications by employers for the period from 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021.

Creche Facilities in Factories in Karnataka

13 Apr, 2022
Director of Factories, Government of Karnataka has issued Circular advising all the Managements of the factories to restart providing creche facilities at factories in accordance with the Factories Act and the Rules thereunder.

Online Registration for Karnataka Professional Tax

31 Mar, 2022
The Commissioner of Commercial Taxes has notified that with effect from the 01 April 2022, every employer liable to be registered under the Karnataka Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1976 shall submit an application for a certificate of registration, electronically through internet in the prescribed manner.

Karnataka propose revised rates of Minimum Wages

19 Mar, 2022
Karnataka Labour Department has published draft notifications proposing to revise the rates of Minimum Wages in 8 Scheduled Employments.

Bengaluru BBMP provides option to Renew Trade License from 1 to 5 years from 2022-23

01 Feb, 2022
The Bengaluru BBMP notified that the trade licence, which is being renewed every year, may be renewed from 1 to 5 five years effective from the FY 2022-23.

Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund contribution due date extension

14 Jan, 2022
The Labour Welfare Board of Karnataka has extended the last date of labour welfare fund remittance to 31 Jan 2022.

Karnataka Government limits work hours under the Shops and Establishments Act

20 Jul, 2021
The Karnataka Government has amended the work hours under the provisions of the Shops and Establishments Act. As per the amendment, no employee in any establishment shall be required or allowed to work for more than nine hours on any day and forty-eight hours in any week and the total number of hours of work including overtime shall not exceed ten hours in any day except on the day of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Further the total number of overtime hours worked by an employee not to exceed fifty hours in a period of three continuous months.

Karnataka Government permits 2169 export units to operate

05 Jun, 2021
The Government of Karnataka permits 2169 export oriented units and establishments located outside the containment zones to operate with 30% strength from 07 June 2021.

Karnataka Government advises employers, landlords to be liberal during COVID 19 curfew

28 Apr, 2021
The Government requests the employers not to terminate or reduce the wages of their employees during the COVID 19 lockdown. It also requests all the landlords not to forcefully vacate their tenants in this tough times.

Karnataka extends Professional Tax filing For April and May 21

26 Apr, 2021
The Government of Karnataka with The Karnataka Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings, and Employments (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2021 made an extension to the Professional Tax Return Filing.

Karnataka Extends Dues Date for Professional Tax Annual Return and Payment to 30 June 2021

26 Apr, 2021
The annual return and payment filing of Karnataka State Professional Tax is further extended to 30 June 2021.

Karnataka Shops and Establishments amends the Annual Leave carry forward from 30 to 45 days

19 Feb, 2021
The Karnataka Government, under the Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, amended the carry forward limit of the annual leave from 30 days to 45 days now.

Karnataka Shops and Establishments permitted to remain open 24x7 for next 3 years

02 Jan, 2021
The Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments employing 10 or more persons to be open on 24 x 7 basis on all days of the year for a period of 3 years with effect from 2nd January 2021.

License Extension under Karnataka Factory Rules

07 Mar, 2020
Government of Karnataka has increased licensing renewal period to ten years or more but not exceeding fifteen years on payment of respective fees.
Holiday lists for karnataka

Public Holidays




Leave Rules For Karnataka

Here is a snapshot of various leave rules as per the Karnataka Shops & Establishments Act.

Annual / Privileged / Earned Leave (AL/PL/EL)18 days
Casual Leave (CL)NA
Sick Leave (SL)12 daysDuring first 12 months & further continuous service
Maximum AL/PL that can be carried forward30 days
Working hours in a day9
Total hours in a week48
Rest Interval1 hourRest after 5 hours of work

About Karnataka

Karnataka is a state in the southwestern region of India.

The Arabian Sea surrounds it on the west, Goa on the northwest, Maharashtra on the north, Andhra Pradesh on the east, Tamil Nadu on the southeast, and Kerala southwest.

Bengaluru is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. It is regarded as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology exporter.

The Economy of Bengaluru contributes to over 87% of the State of Karnataka, accounting for 98% of the State's Software Exports. The establishment and success of high technology firms in Bangalore have led to Information Technology growth in India.

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