Karnataka HC asks State Government to justify blanket relaxation of Labour Law provisions on maximum working hours for Factory Workers

The Court has also taken critical note that no direction has been given to factories to ensure that all safety norms amid COVID-19, such as the use of masks, provision of sanitisers, social distancing etc. should be made
Karnataka HC
Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court on Friday issued notice to the State Government in a plea filed against a Government notification relaxing provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 in Karnataka until August 21, 2020.

(WP (PIL)- Maruthi v. State of Karnataka-merged)

(Karnataka High Court - GR Factories)

Pertinently, the May 22 notification had increased the number of working hours for factory workers from 9 hours to 10 hours per day, and from 48 hours to 60 hours per week.

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