6 NOVEMBER 2019

Minimum Wages Act Applicable To Shops & Commercial Establishments In K’Taka

BY NIVEDITA KRISHNA

As per the Karnataka Labour Department’s circular dated 17th October, 2019 all organisations which are registered under the K’taka Shops & Commercial Establishments Act have to mandatorily comply with the wages indicate under the Minimum Wages Notifications. This means that organisations will have to now pay wages atleast as much as those that are notified from time to time by the Minimum Wages Notification.

You can access the notification here:

http://164.100.133.176/Labour1/Docs/NotificationonProvisionofPaymentofwagesAct1936.pdf


Please find below the link containing the type of employment and the minimum wages for the period from 1stApril, 2019 till 31st March 2020:

http://labour.kar.nic.in/labour/69%20%20Employment%20in%20Shops%20and%20Commercial%20Establishments.pdf


Note that employers who do not comply with the Minimum Wages Act are liable to be punished with penalty in addition to simple imprisonment. Therefore all establishments having a shops & establishments registration in Karnataka must take cognisance of the minimum wages as per the notification and ensure that employees whether direct or contractual are being paid at least those amounts.

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