Supreme Court quashes Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers during COVID-19 lockdown

The Bench noted that the statutory rights of workers could not have been set aside by the Gujarat government as the pandemic is "not an internal emergency threatening the security of the country".
Supreme Court quashes Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers during COVID-19 lockdown
Justices Indu Malhotra, DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph

The Supreme Court today quashed a Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers and providing ideal working conditions to them amid the COVID-19 lockdown (Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha & Anr. v. State of Gujarat).

The Court has also directed the government to pay overtime wages to workers for that period.

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