Chapter 18

Minimum Wage Legislation

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will enable students to explain:

  1. To understand the factors and forces leading to the enactment of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, and its objectives and coverage
  2. Explain the procedures for the fixation and revision of the minimum rates of wages and the role of the Advisory Boards
  3. Describe the powers and functions of inspectors and authorities under the Act
  4. Describe the penalties for offences under the Act, and the provisions relating to cognizance and disposal of cases of offence
  5. Present an assessment of the Act and its working

Objectives of Governmental Regulations of Wages

A potent objective of legislation on wages is the regulation and fixation of the quantum of wages. Although ...

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