From "upatel" : Hi,
what a India Law for a office working timing.
we have 2nd and 4th Sat off. 1st and 3rd Sat Half Day (4hrs. All Sunday Off.
our office Timing are 09:45AM to 06:15PM (Including Lunch)
kindly guide me what we have to keep our office Starting Timing and Closing Time as per Indian Working Hours Law..
Ulka
15th April 2014 From India, Mumbai

Dear Ulka,

Chapter: Shops and Commercial Establishments

Section 13: Opening and closing hours of commercial establishments

(1) No commercial establishment shall on any day be opened earlier than 8.30 a.m. and closed later than 8.30 p.m.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the [State] Government may fix later opening or earlier closing

hours for different classes of commercial establishments or for different areas or for different periods of the year

Chapter: Shops and Commercial Establishments

Section 14: Daily and weekly hours of work in shops and commercial establishment

(1) Subject to the (other) provisions of this Act, no employee shall be required or allowed to work in any shop or

commercial establishment for more than nine hours in any day and forty-eight hours in any week.

(2) Any employee may be required or allowed to work in a shop or commercial establishment for any period in

excess of the limit fixed under sub-section (1), if such period does not exceed [six] hours in any week.

(3) On not more than six days in a year which the [State] Government may fix by rules made in this behalf, for

purposes of making of accounts, stock taking settlements or other prescribed occasions, any employee may be

required or allowed to work in a shop or commercial establishment in excess of the period fixed under sub-section

(1), if such excess period does not exceed twenty-four hours.

Chapter: Shops and Commercial Establishments

Section 15: Interval for rest

The period of work of an employee in a shop or commercial establishment each day shall be so fixed that no period

for continuous work shall exceed five hours and that no employee shall be required or allowed to work for more

than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least one hour]:

[Provided that:-

(a) in the case of employees in a commercial establishment engaged in any manufacturing process, the interval for

rest shall be at least half an hour; and

(b) in the case of any other employee the State Government may, on an application made in that behalf [by the

union recognised under any law for the time being in force where there is such union, or where there is no such

union by a majority of the employees concerned] permit the reduction of the interval for rest to half an hour.)

Chapter: Shops and Commercial Establishments

Section 16: Spread-over in shops

The spread-over of an employee in a shop shall not exceed eleven hours in any day:

Provided that in cases where any shop is on any day entirely closed for a continuous period of not less than three

hours, the spread-over shall not exceed twelve hours in that day:

Provided also that where an employee works on any day in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of

section 14, the spread-over shall not exceed fourteen hours in any such day and where he works on any day in

accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3) of the said section, the spread-over shall not exceed sixteen hours

in any such day.
15th April 2014 From India, Mumbai

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