Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
Partner - Risk Management
15th October 2014 From India, Kannur
15th October 2014 From India, Bangalore
The company is free to make its own rules for debuting for late arrival as punishment, which is definitely not required to be proportionate to work lost. However, it does need to be reasonable.
Most companies follow the practice of deduction of half day for every 3 days of late arrival up to a cut off of 20 min. After that they are sent back or allowed with half day loss of pay.
In case of a large unit, the terms must be in the standing orders (which then needs to be certified by the labour officer / inspector)
Actually, any deduction in this case unless covered by standing orders would be fine / penalty under the act and needs to be approved by the authority under payment of wages act and displayed accordingly
15th October 2014 From India, Mumbai
16th October 2014 From India, Kannur
POW Act is applicable to a person whose wages is not above Rs 18000/- in a wage period.In the case persons with wages above this limit Company.s rule will apply.But it is desirable to deduct proportionately.But it will lose it's punitive value.
16th October 2014 From India, Thiruvananthapuram
Incidentally, I checked model standing orders for Hariyana. It says that if the employee is late by more than 5 minutes, employer can send him home. Else he can allow the employee in with penalty as per company rules.
16th October 2014 From India, Mumbai
17th October 2014 From India, Kannur
Large and professionally managed factories have strict in time monitoring for managers also. (In lala run companies, managers get away with a lot)
There are provision to show that you had work outside and therefore you are late, but that cant happen repeatedly and also needs approval of the HOD (or in case of HOD, approval of business head / plant head).
The standard late penalty is half day pay for every 3 days of late arrival.
Flexi time is not common in Indian scenario yet.
17th October 2014 From India, Mumbai