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Section 2 of Payment of Wages Act, 1936

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Section 2 of Payment of Wages Act, 1936 defines Wage; What is included and not included.

  • Wage means all remuneration (whether by way of salary, allowance or otherwise) expressed in terms of money or capable of being so expressed which would, if the terms of employment, express or implied, were fulfilled, be payable to a person employed in respect of his employment or work done n such employment, and
  • includes:-
    • any remuneration payable under any award or settlement between the parties or orders of a court
    • any remuneration .. in respect of overtime work or holidays or any leave period
    • any additional remuneration (whether called a bonus or by any other name)
    • any sum to which the person is entitled under any scheme framed under any law for the time being in force
  • does not include:-
    • any bonus, profit-sharing or otherwise which does not form part of the remuneration payable
    • value of any house accommodation or of supply of water, light, medical assistance or other amenity or any service excluded from the computation of wages
    • any contribution paid by the employer to any pension or provident fund
    • any traveling allowance
    • any sum paid to defray special expenses entitled on him by the nature of his employment
    • any gratuity payable

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