Minimum Wages Act, 1948

  • Helping in deciding the scheduled employment and the zone applicable
  • Informing the minimum rates of wages and DA (special allowances)
  • Exemption for maintaining online records
  • Preparation of various notices, returns, abstracts and other records


Brief detail of the enactment
  • This enactment provides for fixing of minimum rates of wages in certain employments. Employees are entitled not less than the minimum rates of wages fixed by the government. Minimum wages is normally consisting of basic plus DA (special allowances). DA is based on the rise and fall of cost of living indexation and normally changes half yearly. Senior labour lawyer in Ahmedabad
  • Employer should see the schedule under which it’s activity and zone falls
  • Various registers, records are required to be maintained
  • Various notices and forms need to be submitted to the authority
  • Abstract, rates of MW need to be displayed on notice board
  • Employer is liable to pay the difference of wages paid and minimum wages
  • Provision of penalty, fine and imprisonment are there in the enactment

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