As measures of good governance, agreements between major employers and contractors may also have provisions for the implementation of periodic awareness programs about their rights and privileges under the law. It is also possible to set up independent committees which, in the event of a claim, can be dealt with through contractual work. 25. The contractor must comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing the relationship between the employer and the worker, as if the contractor were the employer and the worker the employee. The contractor undertakes to compensate and compensate the company for any losses, royalties and expenses it has incurred as a result of violations of laws or regulations. The law applies to any company in which 20 or more workers are or have been employed as contract work every day of the previous twelve months and to any contractor who has employed or employed 20 or more workers each day of the previous twelve months. However, this threshold of applicability varies from state to state. In Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, for example, the law only applies if 50 or more workers are employed or have worked as contract work in any of the previous 12 months. In West Bengal, on the other hand, the law applies to any institution employing 10 or more people. In addition, the law does not apply to businesses that perform only intermittent or casual work.
21. When workers provided by the contractor for loading and unloading the cargo are required to work more than 8 hours, the contractor is required to pay overtime wages, as required by law. The company reimburses overtime wages. However, if workers are required to work less than 8 hours, the contractor is not entitled to assert a right against the company because he is required to pay the workers their wages for 8 hours of work. 4. It is the responsibility of the company to give instructions or guidelines on how loading and unloading work is carried out by workers, and the workers provided by the contractor will perform the work accordingly. As the primary employer, they must also receive a copy of the registration certificate under the National Labour Protection Fund Act, as they do not present it, which can result in penalties. The registration copy can be submitted within 7 days of the inspection. What is remarkable here is that the 12-hour contracts are not compliant.
Only 8-hour workdays, for a total of 48 hours per week, are permitted by law.