Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2019 have been notified. The rules, inter alia, mandate employers having 50 or more employees to provide and maintain a crèche for the use of children who are below the age of six years. The crèche is to be located within the premises of the establishment or within five hundred (500) meters from the entrance gate of the establishment. The rules also prescribe minimum standards for the crèche.

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