What if an employee works less or more than the minimum number of hours?

Last updated on Jun 21, 2022

If a daily wage employee works for less than the minimum number of hours because the employer did not give enough work, they still have the right to get wages for a full working day. However, if they failed to work for the  minimum number of hours because they were unwilling to work, they cannot claim this right(( Section 10, Code on Wages, 2019.)).
If an employee works for more than the minimum number of hours, the employer has to pay them for every extra hour that they work, at an overtime rate of at least twice the normal rate of wages(( Section 14, Code on Wages, 2019.)).

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