Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bonus Act_26

Is an employee entitled to get bonus on the basis of his entire salary or wage?

If an employee is drawing a salary or wage not exceeding Rs. 3500.00 per month, he is entitled to get bonus on his entire salary or wage. If an employee is getting a salary or wage exceeding Rs. 3500.00 per month, but not exceeding 10000.00 per month, the bonus payable to him is to be calculated as if his salary or wage were Rs. 3500.00 per month. An employee getting a salary or wage exceeding Rs. 10000.00 per month is not entitled to get bonus. {Section 12}

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What is to be included in and excluded from a salary or wage for the purpose of calculating bonus?

For the purpose of calculation of bonus a salary or wage includes a basic salary or wage and dearness allowance but does not include other allowances, overtime salary or wage, house rent allowance, traveling concessions, bonus, employer's contribution to provident fund, retrenchment compensation, gratuity or commission. {Section 2(21)}

Bonus Act_24

Is a seasonal worker entitled to get bonus?

Section 8 relates to the eligibility for bonus. The only requirement of that section is that the employee should have worked in an establishment for not less than thirty working days in an accounting year. Therefore, if a seasonal worker has worked in an establishment for more that thirty working days, he shall be entitled to get bonus.

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Can an employee be held ineligible for payment of Bonus under the Act on the ground that he is a managerial employee?

An employee, irrespective of whether he is managerial or not, so long as he came within the definition of employee by virtue of drawing salary falling within the maximum prescribed under Section 2(13) of the Act, he would be eligible for payment of bonus under the Act.

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Who are entitled to be paid bonus?

Every employee who is drawing a salary or wage upto Rs. 10000.00 per month (w.e.f. 1-4-2006) and who has worked for minimum period of 30 days in a year is entitled to be paid bonus. {Section 2(13) & 8}

Bonus Act_21

To which establishments is the Act applicable?

The Act is applicable to:
(a) every factory
(b) every other establishment employing 20 or more persons.
The Government can, however, apply the Act to any establishment employing less that 20 but not less than 10 persons. An establishment to which the Act applies shall continue to be governed by the Act irrespective of any fall in the number of person employed therein. {Section 1}

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What is the Object of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965?

The object of the Act is to maintain peace and harmony between labour and capital by allowing the employees to share the prosperity of the establishment reflected by the profits earned by the contributions made by capital, management and labour.