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Section 57 of the Code on Wages, 2019: Bar of Suits

Section 57 (Bar of suits) under Chapter IX (Miscellaneous) of the Code on Wages, 2019.—

❝No court shall entertain any suit for the recovery of minimum wages, any deduction from wages, discrimination in wages and payment of bonus, in so far as the sum so claimed—
 (a) forms the subject of claims under section 45;
 (b) has formed the subject of a direction under this Code;
 (c) has been adjudged in any proceeding under this Code;
 (d) could have been recovered under this Code.❞



(1) The Code on Wages, 2019, an Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 8th August, 2019, and was published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1) by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department) on 8th August, 2019.

(2) The Act extends to the whole of India.

(3) Effective Date: The Act shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Code and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Code shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

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