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Labour Code on Wages Bill, 2015




A significant overhaul of labour regulations by the Ministry of Labour & Employment is on its way. Union Cabinet on 23nd July 2017 approved the Labour Code on Wages Bill, 2015 which, seeks to repeal and consolidate four key labour laws, namely,


  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948,

  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936,

  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and

  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.





19 August 2017


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