ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Regulation and Governance of Employment Relations in Pre-employment Phase

This article looks at pre-employment issues in the employment relationship with a view to provide a conceptual framework for regulation and governance of employment relations. It brings out the distinction between a letter of intent and an offer letter. It looks at different scenarios such as a deferred offer, alternate offer, revised offer that the offer letter can be a precursor to. It also argues that from the organisation’s perspective these are risk management strategies in the face of various circumstances. Different kinds of misrepresentation on the part of employer and employees to induce each other to enter into an employment agreement are deliberated upon. The role of labour market intermediaries in perpetrating this is also highlighted. Further, it suggests steps that can be taken to mitigate such instances and grounds under which damages may be claimed upon subsequent knowledge.

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Updated On : 28th Apr, 2017

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