THE CODE ON WAGES, 2019 NO. 29 OF 2019

[8th August, 2019.]
An Act to amend and consolidate the laws relating to wages and bonus and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

 

Section 2 definitions - Code on Wages 2019

Section 3 Prohibition of discrimination on ground of gender, Section 4 Decision as to disputes with regard to same or similar nature of work

 

CHAPTER II MINIMUM WAGES

Section 5 Payment of Minimum rate of Wages, Section 6 Fixation of Minimum wages

Section 7 Components of Minimum Wages

Section 8 Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages

Section 9 Power of Central Government to fix floor wage

Section 10 Wages of employee who works for less than normal working day

 

 

Section 11 Wages for two or more classes of work Section 12 Minimum time rate piece work

Section 13 Fixing hours of work for normal working day

Section 14 Wages for overtime work

 

CHAPTER III PAYMENT OF WAGES

Section 15 Mode of payment of wages

Section 16 Fixation of Wage Period, Section 17 Time Limit for payment of wage

Section 18 Deductions which may be made from wages

Section 19 Fines

Section 20 Deductions for absence from duty

Section 21 Deductions for damage or loss Section 22 Deduction for services rendered

Section 23 Deductions for recovery of advances, Section 24 Deduction for recovery of loans, 25 not applicable to government

 

CHAPTER IV PAYMENT OF BONUS

Section 26 Eligibility for bonus, etc

Section 27 Proportionate reduction in bonus in certain cases Section 28 Computation of number of working days

Section 29 Disqualification for bonus Section 30 Establishments to include departments, undertakings and branches

Section 31 Payment of bonus out of allocable surplus Section 32 Computation of gross profits

Section 33 Computation of available surplus Section 34 Sums deductible from gross profits

Section 35 Calculation of direct tax payable by employer

Section 36 Set on and set off of allocable surplus

Section 37 Adjustment of customary or interim bonus against bonus payable under this Code Section 38 Deduction of certain amounts from bonus payable

Section 39 Time limit for payment of bonus

Section 40 Application of this Chapter to establishments in public sector in certain cases Section 41 Non applicability of this Chapter

 

CHAPTER V ADVISORY BOARD

Section 42 Central Advisory Board and State Advisory Boards

 

 

CHAPTER VI PAYMENT OF DUES, CLAIMS AND AUDIT

Section 43 Responsibility for payment of various dues

Section 44 Payment of various un disbursed dues in case of death of employee

Section 45 Claims under Code and procedure thereof

Section 46 Reference of disputes under this code

Section 47 Presumption about accuracy of balance sheet and profit and loss account of corporations and companies

Section 48 Audit of account of employers not being corporations or companies

Section 49 Appeal

Section 50 Records, returns and notices

 

CHAPTER VII INSPECTOR-CUM-FACILITATOR

Section 51 Appointment of Inspector cum Facilitators and their powers

 

CHAPTER VIII OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

Section 52 Cognizance of offences, Section 53 Power of officers of appropriate Government to impose penalty in certain cases

Section 54 Penalties for offences

Section 55 Offences by companies

Section 56 Composition of offences

 

CHAPTER IX MISCELLANEOUS

Section 57 Bar of suits Section 58 Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 59 Burden of proof Section 60 Contracting out

Section 61 Effect of laws agreements, etc. inconsistent with this Code Section 62 Delegation of powers

Section 63 Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases

Section 64 Protection against attachments of assets of employer with Government Section 65 Power of Central Government to give direction

Section 66 Saving Section 67 Power of appropriate Government to make rules

Section 68 Power to remove difficulties Section 69 Repeal and savings

 

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