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Section 46 Code on Wages 2019: Reference of disputes under this Code

Section 46 (Reference of disputes under this Code) under Chapter VI (Payment of Dues, Claims and Audit) of the Code on Wages, 2019.—

❝Notwithstanding anything contained in this Code, where any dispute arises between an employer and his employees with respect to—

 (a) fixation of bonus or eligibility for payment of bonus under the provisions of this Code; or
 (b) the application of this Code, in respect of bonus, to an establishment in public sector,

then, such dispute shall be deemed to be an industrial dispute within the meaning of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.❞



(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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