The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
- To provide minimum wages to the workers working in organized sector
- To stop exploitation of the workers
- To empower the government to take steps for fixing minimum wages and to revising it in a timely manner
- To apply this law on most of the sections in organized sector (scheduled employment)
Minimum Wages Act, 1948 extends to whole of India.
Applicable to all employees engaged to do any work, skilled, unskilled manual or clerical, in a scheduled employment, including out-workers.
The appropriate government to fix minimum rates of wages
Minimum wage is fixed on ethical ground and not on economic ground. It does not consider either the value of work done by a worker or the capacity of the employer to pay. It is a bedrock minimum which must be paid to a worker.
Imprisonment up to 6 months or with fine up to Rs.500/-
Labour Law Consultancy
- The Shop and Establishment Act, 1948
- The Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1953
- The Employees Provident Fund and MP Act, 1952
- The Employee State Insurance Act, 1948
- The Profession Tax Act
- The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
- The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
- The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961
- The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
- The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
- The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
- The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
- The Apprentices Act, 1961