Lok Sabha passes Factories Amendment Bill, 2016 to increase overtime hours for workers

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (“Bill”) was introduced to increase the overtime limit of factory workers in Lok Sabha on 10th August, 2016 by the Minister for Labour and Employment, which was passed by Lok Sabha on the same day.

As per the amendment the total number of hours of overtime must not exceed 100 hours for a quarter as against the limit of 50 hours as provided earlier and the total number of hours of overtime work in a quarter if the factory has higher work load must not exceed 125 hours as against the limit of 75 hours as provided earlier. 

The Union Cabinet also gave an ex-post facto approval to the introduction of the Factories Amendment Bill of 2016 in Parliament.

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