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Friday, March 07, 2014

Principal employer liable if contractor fails to pay wages to workers Delhi High Court Judgement

Dear All,

Appended below is the DELHI HIGH COURT Judgment  in regards to

Principal employer is liable for payment of wages to the workmen as per section 21(4) of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act when the immediate employer i.e . contractor fails to discharge his obligation.

Even it is categorically stated in section 34 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 that in the event of the contractor failing to pay wages, the principal employer should be liable to pay the wages to the workmen.

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