The working hours in IT companies vary from one company to another company, the majority of the IT companies work on a shift basis. Whatever the shift that an IT company operates still they have to follow some legal working hours. Before knowing about working hours in India for IT companies as per law we have to know under which act Indian IT companies operate.
Working hours in India for IT companies as per law is 9 hours including 1 hour lunch break. The lunch break time can be adjusted as per the company requirements, for example, 45 minutes of lunch break and 15 minutes tea break.
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IT companies come under which act in India
The IT companies in India comes under shops and commercial establishments act of that particular state. And there are some other laws which are applicable to IT companies they are employee provident fund and miscellaneous provisions act 1952, payment of gratuity act 1972, employees compensation act 1923, employee state insurance act 1948, contract labour act 1970, trade union act 1926, minimum wages act 1948, maternity benefit act 1961.
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Legal working hours in IT companies
The legal working hours in IT companies is 8 hours plus a 1 hour lunch break. But sometimes employees have to work for more than 8 hours depending on the company requirements. For majority of the IT companies, Saturday and Sundays are holidays which many of the private companies won’t give. So employees need to work for extra hours as per the company requirements.
Will IT companies pay overtime
I have never seen an IT company is paying overtime to their employees if your IT company is providing then you are the lucky one. Like so many manufacturing industries and other service-based companies in India, we will not see paying overtime for IT employees.
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Crisp and clear article. It will be wonderful if you could add the maximum number of working hours permitted in a week and what constitutes Overtime payment.