The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (the "Wages Act") is a Central Government legislation that governs the manner of payment of wages to certain classes of employed persons. The Wages Act, inter alia, ascribes responsibility for the payment of wages, provides for the fixation of time periods for such payment, prescribes the manner of disbursing payments and also stipulates a framework for governing disputes arising thereunder. The Wages Act prescribes a wage threshold for its applicability and therefore, it is applicable only to those employees whose wages do not exceed a prescribed limit. Read more..

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