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NEWS

Maternity Leave raised to 26 weeks:

Amendment in Maternity Benefit Act has been notified to raise Maternity Leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.

EPF Wage Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 15,000:

Monthly wage ceiling for coverage under EPF enhanced from Rs. 6,500/- to Rs. 15,000/- w.e.f. 1st September, 2014.

ESI Wage Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 21,000:

Monthly wage ceiling for coverage under ESI enhanced from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 21,000/- w.e.f. 1st January, 2017.

EPF Admin Charges reduced and EDLI Admin Charges abolished:

EPFO reduced EPF admin charges to 0.65% from 0.85% and abolished EDLI admin charges w.e.f. 1st April, 2017.

Bonus Eligibility Ceiling enhanced to Rs. 21,000:

Wage ceiling for eligibility under Payment of Bonus Act has been enhanced from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000 per month retrospectively w.e.f. 1st April, 2014. Although, implementation from retrospective effect has been stayed by various High Courts.

Central & State Specific Labour Laws & Rules
 
Factories Act, 1948

Purpose & Object Factories Act, 1948 has been enacted to regulate the working conditions in factories and to ensure provision of the basic minimum requirements for safety, health and welfare of the workers as well as to regulate the working hours, leave, holidays, employment of children, women, etc.
Applicability
  • Factories Act, 1948 extends to whole of India.
  • It applies to factories as defined under the Act.
Coverage
  • Any premises including the precincts thereof where 10 or more workers are or were working on any day of the preceding 12 months and in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on with the aid of power or is ordinarily so carried on; or
  • Any premises including the precincts thereof where 20 or more workers are or were working on any day of the preceding 12 months and in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on without the aid of power or is ordinarily so carried on
Working Conditions in Factories
Categories of Workers Adult Workers Adolescent Children
Working Conditions Men Women Male Female  
Hours of Work

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 4½ hours in a day

Working Hours

Any time

Between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M

State Governments may modify the limit by notification; but in no case, any women may be employed between 10 P.M. and 5 A.M.

Having Certificate of Fitness to work in a factory and having attained the age of 17 years: Any time

Having Certificate of Fitness to work in a factory but not having attained the age of 17 years: between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M.

Between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M.

State Governments may modify the limit by notification; but in no case, any female adolescent may be employed between 10 P.M. and 5 A.M.

For male child:
Between 6 A.M. and 10 P.M.

For female child:
Between 8 A.M. and 7 P.M.

No child is permitted to work during night

Overtime

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

 

N.A.
Interval

At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

N.A.

Services We Offer

We are Industrial Consultants and at FuturAgeSM, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948:

FuturAge Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to the Act;
FuturAge Obtaining Registration of factories under the Act;
FuturAge Appeal to Central Government / State Government against refusal to grant permission to site, construction or extension of a factory or to the registration and licensing of a factory by State Government / Chief Inspector;
FuturAge Assistance in issuing Identity Cards to workers;
FuturAge Preparation & Submission of notices with Chief Inspector as and when required under the Act;
FuturAge Assistance in complying the duties of occupier / manufacturer as prescribed under the Act;
FuturAge Assistance in complying various provisions of the Act related to safety, health & welfare of the workers;
FuturAge Ensuring / Assistance in complying various provisions of the Act related to disclosures, notices, displays etc.;
FuturAge Preparation & Maintenance of various Registers & Records as provide under the like Register of Adult Workers, Register of Child Workers Register of Compensatory Holiday, Humidity Register, Register of Wages, Register of Leave with wages, etc.;
FuturAge Preparation & Submissions of various forms, returns & reports from time to time as prescribed under the Act;
FuturAge Replying / satisfying Show Cause Notices;
FuturAge Representing occupier / manufacturer before Inspector;
FuturAge Assistance at the time of inspection and search of any factory by Inspector;
FuturAge Representing occupier / manufacturer at the enquiries conducted by the inspector;
FuturAge Drafting & filing of appeal to Appellate Authority;
FuturAge Representing occupier / manufacturer before Appellate Authority.
   
 
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