We are working for 8.5 hrs with 1 hr (in total) breaks for lunch and tea.
9th May 2019 From India, New Delhi
Since most of IT units are covered under Shops & Commercial Estt.Act, it becomes mandatory for any employer to follow leave rules provided there under. The 5 days working routine doesn't come into picture. Apparently there is a link of months/year of service rendered to be eligible for EL/PL & sick leave,CL which does not get vitiated by 5 days a week working.
10th May 2019 From India, Bangalore
The standards of working days/hours prescribed in any establishment-specific labor law is the maximum and the type and the total no of days of leave are the minimum in consideration of the peculiarity of the nature of work normally performed by the employees in such establishments. If an employer decides to reduce the no of working days in a week in view of the nature of work demanding more physical or mental strain, he can do so with or without suitable change in the total no of daily working hours within the maximum statutory limit. Though the computation of any leave and its availment is related to the attendance of the employees or the no of working days, you should not lose sight of the legal position that working days include holidays and authorised leave availed. That's the implied logic behind the answers of the above two learned members and I do hope that you got it now.
12th May 2019 From India, Salem