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

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Fake Employment Scams: The Cost of an Education System Structured Around Placements

In the light of increasing instances of fake appointment letters, deferred job-offers and revoked job-offers, the article discusses the issues of unmatched expectations of campus placements. It highlights the social and financial costs of such offers on the student and students’ family against the backdrop of increasing student educational loans. The article deliberates on the role of technical and professional educational institutes, employers and government in addressing the issue and mitigating its effects.

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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