Understanding of Notice Periods

January 18, 2021

Well, a few days became I was going through a new ruling passed by Gujarat government for not serving a notice period applicable as per the employment agreement. New rule says that

Taking protection against cybercrime: simple steps

December 7, 2020

In today’s highly digitised world, protection against cybercrime has become a natural necessity. But a very small proportion of people who are “online” every day understand c

Dilemma in ‘HIRING’ or ‘NOT HIRING’ an overqualified candidate

December 7, 2020

When HR of an organizations are given a mandate to hire for a position or role, it may seem challenging firstly because the supply being higher than the demand, given the current e

Upskilling & Reskilling for the Future

November 18, 2020

It would be almost cliched to say that the Covid-19 induced global lockdown has shaken up the global job market. Millions around the world, across industries and geographies have l

POSH (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013: An Answer to Sexual Harassment at workplace.

November 18, 2020

I was browsing through the internet searching for the work related material and came across an article- “Rise in Virtual Harassment” that got my attention and had this strong u

Building India Into A Global Arbitration Hub

November 18, 2020

Over the past few years, the government has taken a pro-active approach to promote India as an arbitration hub. With a view to revamp the International Centre for Alternative Di

E-Contracts and E- Signatures: Is India Ready?

November 18, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world, it has become increasingly more difficult for organisations to contract, sign and maintain documentation physically as

Managing Compliance and Ease of doing business

November 16, 2020

India currently ranks 63rd in the Ease of Doing Business ranking of World Bank. Over the last 5 years, India has improved its rank by 79 positions, 14 positions in last year alone,

Can CSR help in Mitigating COVID-19

September 29, 2020

Ever since the Companies Act of 2013 was notified, India assumed a pioneering role in channelizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds in alignment with national priorities

TCS on sale of Goods- Increased Compliance burden on taxpayers

September 18, 2020

TDS and TCS have been a reliable weapon for the Government over the years serving the varied objectives of preventing tax evasion, widening the tax base and ensuring steady revenue

Handy Tips And Tricks For Virtual Calls

August 13, 2020

Work did not stop due to the 2020 lockdown in response to COVID-19. It certainly hasn’t for #Octagonaindia and same for the rest of the world. Instead, there was an overnight tra

Phantom Stock Options: An innovative, long-term incentive plan for Employees

August 1, 2020

Derivative trading started in India in 2000. If we had told you then, there could be a Derivative-style incentive plan for the Employees as well, would you have believed us? I w

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