Minimum Wages Act [Thread 465741] - CiteHR
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Dear Friends,
As per the Minimum Wages Act, minimum wages specified by the State Government for the Schedules categories of establishment are required to be paid. I presume this act applies to the casual employees and not for employees appointed on monthly basis and for such employees there is no minimum pay. I also presume for the employees under the purview of minimum wages act no EPF contribution or ESIC contribution is required to be paid. Please confirm my view.
with regards
B P RAO
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Dear Mr BP Rao,
Your post is based on lot of assumptions. To verify these, you need to find out a book store of your city where legal books are sold. Buy a copy of Minimum Wages Act applicable to your state. Read it and then raise the query pertaining to the sections that you do not understand (or you have a doubt).
When I checked Google, I found lot of material on Minimum Wages. Have you read the central law?
Before raising a query, you could have done some ground work. You cannot approach with clean slate!
Dinesh V Divekar
Agreed with Mr. Rao, in addition to that i also quote as far as minimum wages is concern it is only the component of basic+da, as it is applied to all category of workman whether it is casual or permanent. Payment of wages can only be as per minimum wages in all respect as far as EPF/ ESIC is concern EPF is deducted on basic +da and esic deducted on gross salary (inclusive of all allowance). Mind it basic salary can't or never be less than the minimum wages of the state defind time to time as per price index.
Thanks & Regards,
From,
Sumit Kumar Saxena
Dear Mr BP Rao,
I agree with both of my colleagues that instead of assuming or presuming,if you could have gone through the bare Acts of Minimum Wages Act, PF Act & ESI Act, half of your doubts would have been cleared.The preambles of Acts clearly spell out the objectives of the Acts. For your information,I would like to tell you no employer is allowed to pay less than the minimum wages to any of the employees, may it be a casual labour or monthly paid employee. The notifications declared under the Minimum Wages Act contains per day as well as monthly rates of wages including that of piece rated workers.As regards, the PF & ESI Acts are concerned,these are different Acts, you have to examine applicability of each Acts vis-a vis to the establishment.
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