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Section 14, Minimum Wages Act, 1948: Overtime

Section 14 (Overtime) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, reads as follows:—

(1) Where an employee, whose minimum rate of wages is fixed under this Act by the hour, by the day or by such a longer wage-period as may be prescribed, works on any day in excess of the number of hours constituting a normal working day, the employer shall pay him for every hour or for part of an hour so worked in excess at the overtime rate fixed under this Act or under any law of the appropriate Government for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

(2) Nothing in this Act shall prejudice the operation of the provisions of section 59 of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948) in any case where those provisions are applicable.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) In sub-section (2), “section 59 of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948)” was substituted for “section 47 of the Factories Act, 1934 (25 of 1934)” by Act 26 of 1954, s. 4.

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