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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 8th May, 2020


Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Goa

Government of Goa vide notification No. CIF/092(Part-2)/S-II/IFB/2020/191 has exempted all of the adult workers, who are not holding positions of supervision or management and/or not employed in a confidential position within the meaning of sub-section (1) of Section 64 of the Act, working in all of the factories situated in the State of Goa, registered under The Factories Act, 1948 from the provision of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 52 (Weekly Holidays), Section 56 (Spread Hours), Section 59 (Extra wages for overtime) with effect from 8th May 2020 till 31st July, 2020 subject to aforesaid conditions, (1) the total number of hours of work in any day shall not exceed twelve hours; (2) the spread over, inclusive of intervals for rest, shall not exceed thirteen hours in any one day; (3) the total number of hours of work in any week, including overtime, shall not exceed sixty; (4) no worker shall be allowed to work overtime, for more than seven days at a stretch and the total number of hours of overtime work in any quarter shall not exceed seventy five;(5) no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of atleast half an hour;(6) where a worker works in a factory for more than forty-eight hours in any week he shall, in respect of overtime work, be entitled to wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages in accordance with the provisions prescribed under Section 59 of the said Act; (7) if a worker is required to work on weekly holiday(s), he shall be allowed to avail compensatory holiday(s) for having worked on weekly holiday(s), within the month in which the holidays were due to him or within the two months immediately following that month in accordance with the provisions prescribed under Section 53 of the said Act; (8) the instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the Government of Goa from time to time regarding COVID-19 pertaining to social distancing, sanitization, etc. shall be strictly followed. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Goa registered under the Act may avail the benefit of extended working hours allowed at their factories in adherence to the specific instruction issued hereinabove including payment of overtime wages

Effective Date: 8th May, 2020

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