The Government of Haryana had proposed to amend the Factories Act, 1948 (the "Factories Act") and introduce certain new provisions relating to working hours, allowing women workers to work at night, offences that would be compoundable, etc. vide the Factories (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018 (the "Bill") dated August 28, 2018. However, the Bill had been pending for assent from the President of India.

The Government of Haryana notified the Factories (Haryana Amendment) Act, 2018 ("Amendment Act 2018"), vide a gazette notification dated July 20, 2020, which amends the Factories Act in its applicability to the State of Haryana. The Amendment Act 2018 had received assent from the President of India on June 16, 2020.

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