Introduction• Passed in 1936 and it came to force from 28th March ( Act was amended in 1937, 40, 51, 57, 64, 70, 71, 76, and 1982.• This Act cover persons whose average wages are below Rs. 1600/-
The following are have been held to be wages1. Remuneration payable as per terms of contract, including (HRA), (DR)2. Annual increments payable in accordance with express or implied terms of contract.3. Compensation payable to workmen in case of closing down of undertaking under section 25FF of the (ID) Act, 19474. Claim payable to an employee by reason of the termination of his employment
Maintenance of Registers and Records Sec(13,A) Particular of persons employed The work performed by the persons employed The wages paid to the persons employed The deduction made form the wages of the person employed Receipt given by the person employed and Such other particulars as the rules.
Who can hear claims ? A Presiding officer of any Labour court or industrial Tribunal under the (ID) Act. 1947 Any Commissioner for workmens compensation Other officer with experience as a judge of a civil court A Stipendiary magistrate
Who can make claims? Employed person himself Any legal practitioner Any official of the Registered Trade Union Authorized in writing to Act on his behalf Any Inspector under this Act Any other person acting with the permission of the authority to be appointed to her such claims under Section 15(1)
Procedure for ClaimsEvery application must be presented within 12 monthform the date of deduction or the date on witch thepayment of wages was due to be made. A bonafide error or bonafide dispute as to the amount payable to the employed person The occurrence of an emergency or the existence of exceptional circumstances such that the person responsible for the payment of the wages was unable, though exercising responsible diligence, to make prompt payment The failure of the employed person to apply for or accept payment.