In a recent Ordinance dated 9th July, 2020, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh has promulgated the Factories (Himachal Pradesh Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (Ordinance).
The Ordinance contains the following key provisions:
Applicability: Factories using power and employing 20 workers (increased from 10) and factories not using power and employing 40 workers (against 20) will be covered under the Act.
Over time: Further the total overtime a worker can work in a quarter has been increased to 115 hours from the earlier 75 hours.
Compounding of Offence: Offences committed for the first time and punishable with fine only, may be compounded.
Source: Gazette, Himachal Pradesh