Working Hours Policy

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What is Working Hours Policy?

According to the Factories Act 1948, every adult (a person who has completed 18 years of age) cannot work for a time more than 48 hours a week and not more than 9 hours in a day. According to Section 51 of the Act, the spread over should not exceed 10-1/2 hours. Working time is the timeframe that a person spends at paid labor. Many countries modulate the work time by law, such as stipulating minimum day-to-day rest periods, yearly holidays, and a maximum number of working hours per week. Working time may differ from person to person, depending on economic conditions, location, culture, lifestyle choice, and the profitability of the individual’s livelihood. Employees need to be given a fixed time frame to work with the organization. This allocation is to ensure that the employees are not over or underworked. The Working Hour Policy contains the minimum and maximum working hours of the employees and the provisions regarding the late coming and early going. Standard working hours (or regular working hours) refers to the legislation to limit the working hours per week, per month, or per year. The employer pays higher rates for overtime hours as required in the law.

In This Policy, You Will Get:

  • The Factories Act, 1948 of India, caps the working hours at 48 hours per week.

  • The International Labour Organization, too, limits the working hours to 48 hours a week.

  • Employees are required to adherer to the working schedule provided to them.

  • The working hours of the organization based on the days of the week.

  • The responsibilities of the Employees.

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