This Act regulates the employment of workers in shops and commercial establishments. The Act provides for the opening and closing hours of shops and establishments, and provision of weekly holiday with wages. The officials of the Labour Department, who are notified as Inspectors under the Act, are competent to initiate prosecution proceedings against the employers who violate the provision of this law.
For the purpose of effective enforcement of the provisions of the Act, and for the employers to correct themselves by realising their commissions and omissions the “Inspectors” notified under the Act are empowered for compounding of offences for the contravention’s noticed during their inspection.
The Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act 1958.
This Act regulates the conditions of work in Catering Establishments. This Act provides for weekly holidays, periods of work, leave with wages, overtime wages, etc., in respect of those employed in Catering Establishments. Assistant Inspectors of Labour, Deputy Inspectors of Labour and Inspectors of Labour have been notified as Inspectors under this Act and they are enforcing this Act and Rules.
For the purpose of effective enforcement of the provisions of the Act, and for the employers to correct themselves by realising the ir commissions and omissions the “Inspectors” notified under the Act are empowered for compounding of offences for the contravention’s noticed during their inspection.
The Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays)Act 1958.
This Act has been passed to provide for the grant of National and Festival Holidays to persons employed in Industrial Establishments in the State of Tamil Nadu. This Act provides for the grant of paid holidays for five festival and four national holidays, i.e. 26th January, the 15th August, the 2nd October and on 1st May each year to every person employed in an Industrial Establishment in the State.
The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act 1972
The Act provides for the constitution of a fund called “The Labour Welfare Fund” for promoting the Welfare of the Labour and for certain other matters connected therewith in the State of Tamil Nadu. It is applicable to all “Factories” covered under the Factories Act 1948, Motor Transport undertakings” covered by the Motor Transport Workers Act 1961, “Plantations” covered under the Plantations Labour Act 1951.
Catering Establishments covered under the Plantations Labour Act 1951.
Catering Establishment covered under the Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act 1958 and “Establishments” as defined in section 2 (d) (v) of the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act 1972. Every Employee Contributes Rs. 5/- per year and Every Employer in respect of such Employee. Contributes Rs. 10/- per year to the Fund and the Government in respect of each such Employee Contributes Rs. 5/- per year to the Fund.
The Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishment (Conferment Of Permanent Status To Workmen) Act 1981.
The main object of this Act is to provide for the conferment of permanent status to workmen in industrial establishments. The Act is applicable to industrial establishments in which not less than twenty workers are employed. According to Section 3 of the Act, a worker who is in service for a period of 480 days in a continuous period of 24 calendar months in an industrial establishment should be made permanent. The Inspectors of Labour, Inspectors of Plantations and Inspector of factories are notified as ‘Inspectors’ under this Act.
The Tamil Nadu Payment Of Subsistence Allowance Act 1981.
This Act has been passed to make it a
statuary obligation on the part of the employer to pay subsistence allowance to the employees during the period
of their suspension. As per the provisions of this Act, the suspended employee is entitled to receive subsistence
allowance at the rate of 50% of wages last drawn,prior to his suspension for the first 90 days.
If the suspension period exceeds
from 90 days but does not exceed 180 days,75% of the wages last drawn is to be paid as subsistence allowance and if the suspension period exceeds 180 days full
The Tamil Nadu Manual Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions of Work) Act 1982.
This Act is enacted for regulating the employment of manual workers employed in certain employment’s and the conditions of their work and security of their employment’s and for certain other matters connected therewith. The Schedule to this enactment contains 67 employments. The Government have formed 11 Welfare Boards for the workers in the unorganised sector under Section 6 of the Act.