Chapter 17

Payment of Wages Legislation

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will enable students to explain:

  1. Explain the malpractices associated with the payment of wages prior to the enactment of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  2. Explain the objectives and scope of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  3. Understand the meaning and coverage of ‘wages’ as defined in the Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  4. Describe the responsibilities of the employer with regard to the mode and manner of wage payment
  5. Explain the deductions from wages as permissible under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, along with the conditions for such deductions

Truck Acts in Great Britain

Payment of wages legislation in India has been patterned after the Truck Acts of Great Britain, first enacted ...

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