4-Day Work Week For Indian Employees From This Date? Low Salary For WFH Employees?
India could soon have a 4-day work week routine, which means instead of the current 5-day work week, employees could have a work week of four days and three-day holiday.
According to a PTI report, the country could receive four new labour rules early next year, of which the four-day week is a part. The proposed new labour codes include envelope segments including wages, social security, industrial relations, and occupational safety.
There could be alterations in a number of employment and work culture aspects, including the in-hand employee pay and the stipulated work hours, besides the 4-day work week agenda.
What Could Entail in the 4-Day Work Week?
In India, there is a minimum 48-hour weekly work policy idea, which must be met. Currently, with 5 days working, the weekly time limit is met.
However, if the number of working days in a week is reduced to 4, employees will have to work for 12 hours each day to meet this target, compensating for a day off.
An HR at Haymarket SAC Publishing, India, states that the proposed 4-day a week work model may not get the green signal from all companies. As an HR, she prefers giving flexibility to employees in terms of clear goals, opportunities to grow, and a chance to work hard in order to achieve results.
She further adds that the number of working days for an employee does not matter as long as they are happy at their workplace.
Lesser In-Hand Salary
One of the 4 new labour laws to be proposed, is that employees will take home lesser pay, while their provident fund will increase.
According to experts who are assessing the proposed labour codes, the new laws will bring about a major change in the way employees calculate their basic pay and the provident fund, states a HT report.
As per these codes, an employee’s PF every month would increase but their in-hand salary would get reduced.
At least 13 states have already pre-published draft guidelines on these laws, and they can be implemented starting 2022.