The new Code on Wages, 2019, passed on 2nd August 2019, is an amalgamation of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. This consolidation was done with a view to amend and consolidate the laws relating to wages and bonus and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Code extends to whole of India. The purpose behind the consolidation of these laws into one Code will not only lead to the updating of these Acts but will also help in proper monitoring and compliance of the laws formulated under this Act.
Handbook on Labour Wage Code, is a section-wise analysis of all the provisions of the Code on Wages, 2019 in comparison to the relevant sections of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
The book is divided into 9 chapters with each chapter discussing the new provisions and comparing the old provisions from the relevant Acts along with case law to further explain the provisions. At the end of the chapters, relevant provisions of the Code on Wages (Central) Rules, 2020 (Draft) are reproduced.
Comparison between Code on Wages (Central) Rules, 2020 (Draft) and Minimum Wages (Central) Rules, 1950 and FAQs on Payment of Wages provisions under the New Code are also made part of this book.