In practice the tea time is not actually considered as break for interval because the duration is less than 30 minutes. If so, the maximum that you can make is a timing of 10 am to 6.30 pm or make it from 9 am to 5.30 pm. In case you adopt 5 days working then make it 9 hours per day excluding lunch time so that the total hours will be 45 hours and decide to serve tea at the workplace so that you will not lose time for tea. Remember that the maximum hours that an employee may be permitted to work ON A DAY is 9 hours. This means that on one day you can make an employee work for 9 hours but the maximum hours per week should not be ore than 48 hours. If you work only for five days, obviously you will be working for 45 hours only and that is within the permitted limit.
When you work for 9 hours and take 30 minutes break for lunch the spread over will be 9 hours and 30 minutes and that is also within the permissible limit of 10 hours and 30 minutes.
8th May 2018 From India, Kannur
Timings are laid down by Shops and Establishment Act of the State your office is working, Factories Act.
Following law is our natural duty w/o any need for convincing anybody.
8th May 2018 From India, Pune
Alternatively all the employees can suggest a reduction in the timings citing over worked, stress, less time for family etc... And hope the management takes it.
8th May 2018 From India, Chennai
The Shop Act or Factories A.ct lay down daily/weekly limits of working hours excluding half an hour meal break and not timings. The timings are decided by the management which should be adhering to the limits of 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week of actual work excluding meal break.
You may choose your timings starting any time after 8 .30 am and ending after 8.30 hours ( including meal break).
You are liberty to work lesser hours than weekly limit of 48 hours and the law does not come in your way if daily 9 hours limit is adhered to.
9th May 2018 From India, Mumbai