In this post, we are discussing the following topics under major labour laws in Andhra Pradesh.
The government of the Labour Law & Employment Department regulates the functioning of establishments that address the legal rights of employer and employee that maintain the equality and relationship between employee and employer. In this blog, you will see the different acts, rules and compliances to follow for both employee and employer. There are various laws, acts, applicability and compliances in Andhra Pradesh. Such as The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, Andhra Pradesh Payment of Wages Rules, 1937, The Factories Act, 1948, The Plantations Labour Act, 1951 and others. That we will see below in detail.
Let’s discuss the various labour laws of Andhra Pradesh.
Major Labour laws, applicability and Compliance in Andhra Pradesh
Before starting a new business or else you have already started, then you need to comply with the following norms of labour law in Andhra Pradesh.
THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CODE, 2020
The industrial relation code regulates the functioning of industrial disputes and relations through the following acts.
- Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
This act provides the settlement of industrial disputes and maintains peace and harmony by providing the procedure and machinery for investigation of disputes.
- Trade and Unions Act, 1926
- Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, HEALTH AND WORKING CONDITIONS CODE, 2020
Factories Act, 1948
This act regulates the health, safety and welfare of the labourers at work place.
Applicability – It is applicable for all factories all over India, where 10 or more employees are employed and using power and without using power 20 or more workers are employed.
- Form 2-A – Notice to Change Manager or Occupier
- Form 5 – Certificate of Fitness
- Form 11 – Notice for periods of work for Adults and Children
- Form 14 – Register of Child Worker
- Form 17-B – Health Register
- Form 18 – Notice for Accident or Dangerous Occurrences resulting in death or bodily injury
- Form 25 – Muster Roll
- Form 27-C – Health Register
- Form AR – Annual Returns
Andhra Pradesh Shop & Establishment Act, 1988
This act protects the employee’s rights and regulates the payment of wages, interval, overtime, service tenure, leaves and rules and working conditions of the employee and maintains the records.
- Form A – Integrated Application for Registration
- Form C – Registration Certificate
- Form V – Register of Establishment
- Self-Certification for Renewal of licence
- Form VI – Notice for Loss of Registration Certificate and Application
- Form VII – Notice of Change
- Form VIII – Register of Appeals
- Form IX – Certificate of Age
- Form X – Register of Fines
- Form XI – Register of Deduction for damage and loss
- Form XII – Register Advance of Wages
- Form XIII – Register of Appeals
- Form XIV – Letter of Authorization
- Form XV – Register of Second Appeals
- Form XVI and XVII – Application of Payment of Wages
- Form XVIII – Letter of Authorization
- Form XIX – Notice for Application Disposal
- Form XX and XXI – Register S51 Applications & S53 Appeals
- Form XXII – Register of employment
- Form XXIII – Register of Wages
- Form XXIV – Notice of Weekly Holiday
- Form XXV – Register of Leave
- Form XXVI – Letter of Appointment
- Form XXVII – Quarterly Returns
- Form B – Annual Returns for the year ending 31st March
- Form A – Submit the application within 30 days from the starting date of business.
- Form C – Issued the certificate of registration
- A recent amendment of the Labour department has introduced the Auto-renewal registration.
Andhra Pradesh Shop & Establishment (National Festival & Holiday) Rules, 1990
Leave & Working Hours
|Type of Leave||Entitlement||Carry Forward Days|
|Casual Leave (CL)||12 leave (during first 12 months and further continuous service)||NA|
|Sick Leave (SL)||12 leave (during his first 12 months and further continuous service)||NA|
|Earned Leave (EL)/ Privilege Leave||After 240 days of continuous service 15 leaves are entitled to get||60 days|
|Normal Hours||8 hr per day 48 hrs in a week|
|Interval||Per day after 5 hrs of works at least 1 hr of interval needs|
|Overtime||6 hours in a week|
|Spreadover Hours||12 hours in a day|
|Rate of OT Wages||Twice the ordinary rate of normal wages|
There are some other acts applicable under occupation safety and working condition code –
- Mines Act, 1952
- Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986
- Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
- Plantations Labour Act, 1951
- Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
- Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
- Working Journalist and other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1955
- Working Journalist (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958
- Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
- Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Service) Act, 1976
- Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
- Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1981
CODE ON SOCIAL SECURITY, 2020
- Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
This act provides for the institutions of provident fund to the employees in the establishment. To know more details of EPF click on it.
This act ensures the certain medical benefits to the employees and their dependent family.
Applicability – It applies for all establishments where 10 or more employees are employed.
An act enacts the payment of gratuity to workers who are engaged in industries or any other establishment.
Applicability – It is applicable for every factory or establishment of workers where 10 or more workers are employed.
- Employees Compensation Act, 1923
This tax is levied on salaried employed persons including self employed.
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- Form I – Application for Registration
- Form II – Application for Certificate of Enrolment/Revision of Certificate
- Form III – Certificate to be Furnished by a Person to his Employer
- Form IV – Certificate to be furnished by a Person with multiple Employment
- Form V – Returns of Tax Payable by Employer
- Form VI – Paying in slip for making Payment to the Collecting Agents
- Form VII – Receipt credited to the Government Treasury by the Collecting Agent
- Form XII – Appeal/Revision application
- Form XV – Claim for Refund
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
An act enacts women’s employment in establishments/factories for a certain period pre-birth and post-birth of the child and provides maternity benefits. To know more about the Maternity benefits act, click here.
- Building and Other Construction Workers Cess Act, 1996
- Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
- Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
- Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008
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This act provides equal remuneration to the female and male employees and prevents gender discrimination on ground level, and others in the matter of employment and other related matters.
Applicability – It is applicable for all states.
This act fixes the rate of minimum wages for employees including all scheduled workers in certain employment.
- It is applicable for the entire state.
- As per the previous year calendar, VDA are fixed based on the consumer price index.
- Rate of minimum wages has been fixed on the advice of an advisory board.
- As per the Act, provision is to fix the working hour, overtime.
Minimum wages Andhra Pradesh Rule, 1953
It makes sure the regular wage is paid to the workers in a form of wages without unauthorized deductions by the employer and provides the mechanism for injustice.
- It is applicable for those employees whose monthly salary does not exceed Rs.24,000
- Applies for all establishments and factories.
It ensures the payment of a bonus to the employee who is employed in the establishment and related matters.
Applicability – It is applicable for all establishments, where 20 or more workers are employed.
Andhra Pradesh Labour Welfare Fund Rules
This act provides financing activities to promote the welfare of the workers and for the establishment of a board for conducting activities related to matters in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Applicability – It is applicable for the entire state of Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh code on wages Rules, 2022
- Andhra Pradesh Payment of Wages (unclaimed amount) Rules, 1949
This is the end of our discussion on labour law in Andhra Pradesh. Let’s know your other questions and opinions on this topic. Mention below the comment box.