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Section 10 Code on Wages 2019: Wages of employee who works for less than normal working day

Section 10 (Wages of employee who works for less than normal working day) under Chapter II (Minimum Wages) of the Code on Wages, 2019.—

❝If an employee whose minimum rate of wages has been fixed under this Code by the day works on any day on which he was employed for a period of less than the requisite number of hours constituting a normal working day, he shall, save as otherwise hereinafter provided, be entitled to receive wages in respect of work done on that day, as if he had worked for a full normal working day:

 Provided that he shall not be entitled to receive wages for a full normal working day,—
 (i) in any case where his failure to work is caused by his unwillingness to work and not by the omission of the employer to provide him with work; and
 (ii) in such other cases and circumstances, as may be prescribed.❞


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Notes:

(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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