MINIMUS WAGESACT, 1948 cs executive short notes labour law
Posted on 22-03-2016
MINIMUS WAGESACT, 1948
The Act provides for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments.
1. “Wages" means all remuneration, capable of being expressed in terms of money, be payable to a person employed and includes house rent allowance, but does not include-
(i) the value of- (a) any house, accommodation, supply of light, water, medical attendance, or (b) any other amenity or any service excluded by general or special order of the appropriate government;
(ii) any contribution paid by the employer to any pension fund or provident fund or under any scheme of social insurance;
(iii) any travelling allowance or the value of any travelling concession;
(iv) any sum paid to the person employed to defray special expenses entailed on him by the nature of his employment; or
(v) any gratuity payable on discharge;
2. "Employee" means any person who is employed for hire or reward to do any work, skilled or unskilled, manual or clerical, in a scheduled employment in respect of which minimum rates of wages have been fixed; and includes an out-worker to whom any articles or materials are given out by another person to be made up, cleaned, washed, altered, ornamented, finished, repaired, adapted or otherwise processed for sale for the purposes of the trade or business of that other person where the process is to be carried out either in the home of the out-worker or in some other premises not being premises under the control and management of that other person; and also includes an employee declared to be an employee by the appropriate government; but does not include any member of the Armed Forces of the, Union.