What is the procedure the employee has to follow for making a claim under the Act?
The procedure for making a claim is as follows:-
(a) An employee having any claim under the Act has to make an application to the Authority appointed under the Act.
(b) Such application can be made by the employee himself, or any legal practitioner or any official of a registered trade union.
(c) Such application has to be made within six months from the date on which the claim amount became payable.
(d) In appropriate cases the Authority can, over and above directing the payment of the difference between minimum wages payable and wages actually paid, award compensation upto ten times the amount of the difference.
(e) The amount directed to be paid by the Authority can be recovered as if it were a fine imposed by a Magistrate.
(f) Every direction of the Authority will be final.
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