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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 7th May, 2021


Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Maharashtra

Government of Maharashtra vide notification no 3620/1 has exempted provisions of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 52 (Weekly Holidays), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 56 (Spread over Hours) for factories in Maharashtra till 30th June 2021 subject to aforesaid conditions, 1. Overtime pay should be paid at double the normal wage 2. It is the responsibility of the occupier to ensure that changes in worker's working hour do not affect their safety with reference to chemicals or other hazardous factories 3. The working hours in a day should not exceed twelve-hour 4. Working hours on any day should not exceed thirteen hours including rest time 5. The total working hour in any week should not exceed sixty hours 6. No workers should be given continuous overtime work for seven days in a row. Also, overtime hours in a quarter should not exceed one hundred fifteen hours 7. The occupier of the factory should take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus 8. There should be a safe distance between the two workers during the manufacturing process in the factory and the use of the mask is mandatory always 9. The occupier of the factory must take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus 10. The said relaxation period shall be deemed to be as specified in Section 64 of the Factories Act 1948 till June 30, 2021. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Maharashtra 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. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 7th May, 2021

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