Section 22, Minimum Wages Act, 1948: Penalties For Certain Ooffences

Section 22 (Penalties for certain offences) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, reads as follows:—

Any employer who—

  (a) pays to any employee less than the minimum rates of wages fixed for that employee's class of work, or less than the amount due to him under the provisions of this Act, or

  (b) contravenes any rule or order made under section 13,

shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both:

Provided that in imposing any fine for an offence under this section, the Court shall take into consideration the amount of any compensation already awarded against the accused in any proceedings taken under section 20.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 22 was substituted by by the Minimum Wages (Amendment) Act, 1957 (30 of 1957), s. 14.

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