What is the office timings in India and how many hours an employee is eligible to work as per labour law? - CiteHR
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R.N.Khola
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Aakriti99
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Thanks Mr. Amit for giving me support to make HR Manual for our Employees... It means adult can work 8.5 hours a day.
I have one another query if any employee has signed on the Appointment letter from Organisation and timings has mentioned 9 to 6:30. In this situation a employee can ask or take any action or can fight on Timings Point.
Thanks
Jaya
Dear friend,
The terms and conditions of the Apptt. letter by itself in many cases normally doesnot remain in force all the time. There are "Standing Orders' and other Acts to regulate the working hours in category wise. There are bilateral or tri-partite agreements with unions etc. by which an Estt. can change the working hours by mutual agreement. Nowadays many Estt. follow 5 days week in which case there are no acts infringed, here working hours are suitably modified in terms & conditions. Therefore so long as employees agree timings are implemented.
kumar.s.
Jaya :
To the first question : There is no law in India that specifies what time office should start or end
As for total working hours, the rule is that no one can be asked (or allowed) to work for more than 9 hours a day or 48 hours a week. (both factory act and shops & establishment acts have this clause). The work hours considered above are excluding breaks and also may be extended for overlaps to ensure proper hand over to the workers of the next shift (your querry was on office, so this does not apply).
9 to 6:30 working with 1 hour or even half hour break by its self is not a violation of law.
If he is to work 6 day week, then he will cross 48 hours, which is not allowed.
Otherwise, he does not really have any ground for action.
Hi Saswata
where in law does it state that 9 hours per day include or exclude rest timings
Dear Aakriti
As per law an employee should not work for more than 48 hours in a week which means 8 hours x 6 working days which includes rest/meal time etc. If your organisation is having 5 days working accordingly you can work out i.e. 9.5 hours x 5 working days totals to 47.5 hours. Hope this clarifies your doubt
If in six day working if we take 8 hours actual work then rest interval is extra. In five day working we are not in a position to have work from employees for more than 9 hours per day excluding rest interval. For working hours, rest interval & spreadover we are to go through the applicable State Shops Act, Factories Act, 1948, Minimum Wages Act, 1948 etc. whichever is applicable in your case.
R N KHOLA
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