Labor Law


Labor law in Nepal encompasses regulations that govern the rights, obligations, and working conditions of employees and employers. The main legislative framework for labor law in the country is the Labor Act. This law covers various aspects of employment, including employment contracts, wages, working hours, leave entitlements, and social security provisions. It also addresses issues related to workplace safety, health, and the resolution of labor disputes. The Labor Act aims to protect the rights of workers, promote fair and just treatment in the workplace, and ensure safe and healthy working conditions. It establishes the rights of workers to form trade unions and participate in collective bargaining. Additionally, it mandates the provision of certain benefits and protections, such as maternity leave, provident funds, and compensation for workplace injuries. The law aims to strike a balance between the interests of employers and employees, fostering harmonious industrial relations for the benefit of all stakeholders involved in Nepal’s workforce.