What is Overtime?
Overtime refers to the period for which an employee has worked more than their regular working hours. As per the overtime policies in India, the working hours are 7 to 9 hours per day and 48 hours a week. The labour laws in India state that any employee who works at overtime is eligible for remuneration. To know the overtime policies in your company, you can ask the human resource personnel or you can consult with the best compliance management firm.
Now, let’s take a look at some Indian overtime policies
In India, Several statutes regulate overtime, some important legislations are:
- The Factories Act
- The Plantations Act
- The Mines Act
- The Shops and Establishments Act
- The Minimum Wages Act
Apart from the above, there is certain special legislation(s) with respect to the specific category of workers, which also regulates overtime work.
A sample of such special legislation is listed below:
- The Building and other construction workers Act
- The Motor Transport Workers Act
- The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act
The normal working hours are prescribed in the respective legislations which ranges from 7 hours to 9 hours per day and 48 hours per week. When an employee is allowed to work for more than the prescribed normal hours, then they are to be paid overtime wages i.e.twice the ordinary rate of wages as per labour laws. However, the total number of hours of overtime work allowed to work by an employee is subject to the limit prescribed in the respective legislations.
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