Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:57

A Small Brief on Labour Law: Must Needed

LABOUR REGULATIONS

The labour market of Bangladesh is one of the major attractions for foreign investors due to cheap wage rate and availability of skilled labour. In order to safeguard the interest of the labourers, the Government has implemented several laws and regulations recently. The labour laws are governed by the Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 as amended in 2010 and 2013 and Labour rules 2015. 

The important aspects of the labour laws are discussed below:

Employment

Every employer shall employ workers by giving appointment letter and identity card and maintain a service book for each employed worker. 

Every establishment can have its own service rules regulating the employment of the workers but it shall not be contradicting to any provision of the labour laws and such service rules must get prior approval from the Chief Inspector.

Termination

A permanent employee may be terminated by giving the employee in writing one hundred and twenty days’ notice or four month wages in lieu of notice in case of a monthly rated employee and sixty days’ notice  or two months wages in lieu of notice in case of other workers.

The employment of a temporary employee may be terminated by giving the employee in writing thirty days’ notice or one month wage in lieu of notice in case of a monthly rated employee and 14 days’ notice or 14 days’ wages in lien if the notice in case of other workers.

Minimum Wages

The minimum wages are fixed by the Minimum Wages Board and currently the Board has fixed the minimum wage rates for 41 industries. The rate is binding on all the concerned industries and any deviation or non-compliance shall result in penalties being imposed on the business in question. 

Working Hours and leave

The daily working hours and the weekly working hours for an adult worker shall not be more than 8 hours and 48 hours respectively.

The workers are entitled to 10 days casual leave, 14 days sick leave, 11 days festival holidays and annual leave depending upon the period of employment with full wages.

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