Saswatabanerjee
Partner - Risk Management
RAHUL KUNWAR
Labour Law Advisor

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The Factories (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2015
This amendments by Maharashtra State Government to the Principal Act, 1948 are a welcome step.
- Permitting women employees to work in factories during night shifts will not only promote gender equality but will lead to women empowerment.
- The relaxation of compliance with respect to Sections 51(Weekly hours), 52 (Weekly holidays), 54(Daily hours), 56(Spread over) during exceptional press of work will bring the much needed flexibility in the functioning of the factories.
- The factory workers would become entitled to leave by working only for 90 days instead of the longer period of 240 days.
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Street HR - Labour Law Diary: The Factories (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2015 - Highlights

From India, Kolkata
The Factories (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2015
This amendments by Maharashtra State Government to the Principal Act, 1948 are a welcome step.
- Permitting women employees to work in factories during night shifts will not only promote gender equality but will lead to women empowerment.
- The relaxation of compliance with respect to Sections 51(Weekly hours), 52 (Weekly holidays), 54(Daily hours), 56(Spread over) during exceptional press of work will bring the much needed flexibility in the functioning of the factories.
- The factory workers would become entitled to leave by working only for 90 days instead of the longer period of 240 days.
Read more :-
Street HR - Labour Law Diary: The Factories (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2015 - Highlights

From India, Kolkata
There is no relaxation on 51,52,54,55 There is only a provision that the relaxation can be made. We need to wait and see if and when and to what extent such relaxation will be notified
From India, Mumbai
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