Employee putting in extra hours at their workplace will now receive payment for working overtime.
In a bid to make the working environment more employee-friendly, the ministry of labour is planning to implement a new labour law during the next financial year.
Under the new law, an employee working for even 15 minutes beyond the prescribed schedule will have to be paid by his employer, though the labour ministry may change the existing time limit of overtime as per the new law, a report stated.
Although the time limit of overtime is half and under the existing laws, many employees in private companies put in many hours of extra work without being compensated for the same.
The Indian government is trying to bring in a set of improved laws to promote a healthy working environment in the country.
The labour ministry has consulted all stakeholders regarding the new labour laws, which are likely to be implemented soon.
The new laws will also ensure that all employees have access to facilities like PF and ESI.
Moreover, individuals employed under contract or third party will also receive full salary from their employers.