i) Every person employed in any factory,
upon any railway or through subcontractor
in a railway and a person employed
in an industrial or other establishment.
ii) The State Government may by notification
extend the provisions to any class
of person employed in any establishment
or class of establishments.
Every person who is employed in any
of the above mentioned establishments
and who is drawing less than Rs. 1,600
: the Act prescribes for
i) The regular and timely payment
of wages (on or before 7th day or
10th day after last day of the wage
period in respect of which the wages
ii) Preventing unauthorised deductions
being made from wages and arbitrary
Penalties are from Rs. 200-1000. Repeat
offenses attract 1 to 6 months imprisonment
and fine from Rs. 500-3000.
Delay wage payments attract penalty
of Rs. 100 per day of delay.
Wages Act, 1936
Any person who directly or through
another person, whether for himself
or for any other person employs one
or more employees in any scheduled
employment in respect of which minimum
rates of wages have been fixed under
Any person who is employed for hire
or reward to do any work in a scheduled
employment and includes an outdoor
worker to whom any articles or materials
are given for either doing some work
either at home or at any other premises.
The Act prescribes the minimum rates
of wages payable to employees for
different scheduled employment for
different class of work and for adults,
adolescents, children and apprentices
depending upon different localities.
Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or
fine up to Rs. 500 is imposable for