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THE CODE ON WAGES ACT, 2019, 2019

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Chapter I - Preliminary

1. Short title, extent, and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Prohibition of discrimination on ground of gender
4. Discussion as to disputes with regard to same or similar nature of work

Chapter II - Minimum Wages

5. Payment of minimum rate of wages
6. Fixation of minimum wages
7. Components of minimum wage
8. Procedure for fixing and revising minimum wages
9. Power of Central Government to fix floor wage
10. Wage of employee who works for less than normal working day
11. Wages for to or more classes of work
12. Minimum time rate for piece work
13. Fixing hours of work for normal working day
14. Wages for overtime work

Chapter III - Payment of Wages

15. Mode of payment of wages
16. Fixation of wage period
17. Time limit for payment of wages
18. Deductions which may be made from wages
19. Fines
20. Deductions for absence from duty
21. deductions for damage or loss
22. Deductions for services rendered
23. Deductions for recovery of advances
24. Deductions for recovery of loans
25. Chapter not to apply to Government establishments

Chapter IV - Payment of Bonus

26. Eligibility for bonus etc
27. Proportionate reduction of bonus in certain cases
28. Computation of number of working days
29. Disqualification of bonus
30. Establishments to include departments, undertakings and branches
31. Payment of bonus out of allocable surplus
32. Computation of gross profits
33. Computation of available surplus
34. Sums deductible from gross profits
35. Calculation of direct tax payable by the employer
36. Set on and set off of allocable surplus
37. Adjustment of customary or interim bonus against bonus payable under code
38. Deduction of certain amounts from bonus payable
39. Time limit for payment of bonus
40. Application of this chapter to establishments in public sector in certain cases
41. Non-applicability of this chapter

Chapter V - Advisory Board

42. Central Advisory Board and State Advisory Boards

Chapter VI - Payment of Dues, Claims and Audit

43. Responsibility for payment of various dues
44. Payment of various undisbursed dues in case of death of employee
45. Claims under code and procedure thereof
46. Reference of disputes under this code
47. Presumption about accuracy of balance sheet and profit and loss account of corporations and companies
48. Audit of account of employers not being corporations or companies
49. Appeal
50. Records, returns and notices

Chapter VII - Inspector-Cum-Facilitator

51. Appointment of Inspector-cum-facilitators and their powers
52. Cognizance of offenses
53. Power of officers of appropriate governments to impose penalty in certain cases
54. Penalties for offenses
55. Offenses by Companies
56. Composition of Offenses

Chapter IX - Miscellaneous

57. Bar of suits
58. Protection of action taken in good faith
59. Burden of proof
60. Contracting out
61. Effects of laws, agreements, etc., inconsistent with this code
62. Delegation of powers
63. Exemption of employer from liability in certain cases
64. Protection against attachments of assets of employer with Government
65. Power of central government to give directions
66. Saving
67. Power of appropriate Government to make rules
68. Power to remove difficulties
69. Repeal and Saving