Labour Law and Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers

  • Astitva Vatsa and Debdeep Banerjee
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  • Astitva Vatsa

    Student at KIIT School of Law, India

  • Debdeep Banerjee

    Student at KIIT School of Law, India

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The informal sector is a significant and expanding component of many economies across the world. However, compared to their counterparts in the formal sector, workers in the informal sector frequently do not have the same legal protections and social benefits. As a result, they may be more susceptible to exploitation, unstable income, and limited access to basic necessities like healthcare and education. These issues can be addressed and the wellbeing of workers in the informal sector promoted with the help of labour laws and social protection measures. These regulations can increase social security benefits, enhance working conditions, and give people access to chances for training and education. Numerous obstacles must be overcome in order to strengthen labour laws and provide social protection for workers in the unorganised sector, including a lack of political will, insufficient funding, and difficulty locating and contacting them. Nevertheless, effective interventions can result in better livelihoods and a reduction in inequality and poverty, making these laws an important tool for promoting inclusive and sustainable development.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 01 - 11


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