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Hi,
I have a big confusion.I recently Joined in Engineering company. In my company Total Working days per day is 9 hours and 6 days working but lunch hours is 1/2 an hour. It is correct are we should work 5 days only. kindly reply

From India, Mumbai
Hi Rajesh,

There are two scenarios as per the thread.

1. If break is included in 48 hours working time.

Your employees are working 9 hours*6 days=54 hours in a week, which is 6 hours more than the stipulated time of 48 hours. So your company has to pay 6 hours OT to the eligible employees.

2.If break is NOT included in 48 hours working time.

Your employees are working 9-0.5 hours=8.5 hours*6 days=51 hours minus 3 hours lunch/6 days comes to 51 hours working without break in a week, which is 3 hours more than the stipulated time of 48 hours. So your company has to pay 3 hours OT to the eligible employees.

Note: It is better if your company can strict to 5 days working with 9 hours+1/2 hour break which comes to 47.5 hours. Orelse, 6 days with 8 hours working inclusive of 1/2 hour break which comes to 48 hours.

Thanks

KPV

From India, Chennai
hi Rajesh,
Like all our Indian laws, factories act 1948 doesn't clearly elaborates clauses.
As per my understanding, 9 hours maximum daily hours doesn't include break. i mean break is to be given compulsory after 5 continuous working hours. refer below example for understanding:
if Factory daily working hours are 8.30 am - 6 pm,half n hour break has to be given 1.30 pm , total worked hours per day in this case is 9 hours
if in same way, you work for 5 days, total worked hours per week becomes 45, while maximum is 48. Thus this is compliant.
Things to remember are:
1. After every 5 continuous hours of work, at least half an hour break is to be given for Lunch/snacks etc
2. Compliance says maximum 9 hours per day and 48 hours per week, which does not include any breaks.
Hope your query is solved

From India, Chiplun

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