Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts must be written. The common language used is English and employee and employer should be able to understand the selected language.
Probation period is not mandatory. However, the common practice is 3 months, depending on the seniority of the employee.
Minimum Wage Requirements
In India, is fixed by the State government under the Minimum Wages Act. The minimum wage will be determined by multiple factors including: type of employment, the industry and the location where the employee works.
Maximum working hours and overtime
Working hours will depend on the activity of the employee. The standard working hours are between 8 or 9, and the general weekly limit is 48 hours.
Bonus and expense payments
For employees earning less than INR 21,000 per month, a bonus must be paid. It ranges from 8.33% to 20% of the eligible amount.
Indian laws only cover maternity leave. In the case of paternity leave, an agreement must be made at the discretion of the employer if desired and reflected in the contract.
- Maternity leave: is governed by the Maternity Benefit Act. Under this law, employees are entitled to 26 weeks of maternity leave. Maternity leave is paid in full after completing a minimum of 80 days working for the same company in the 12 months prior to the expected date of birth.
- Paternity Leave: there are no mandatory law for paternity leave in the private sector.
In India, sick leave will depend on each state. Sick leave will vary from the nature of the company. But it will be in a range of 12 to 14 days of leave.