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Covid-19 impact: Gujarat, Punjab increase working hours in factories

Andhra Pradesh has asked employers to not lay-off contract workers during the lockdown

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Coronavirus | layoff | Lockdown

Somesh Jha 



Factories, firms, Asian factories, Asia
The states have invoked special powers under the Factories Act of 1948, which could be used during a public emergency.

Gujarat and Punjab have become the latest states to increase working hours for factories, even as Andhra Pradesh has issued a strict directive to employers to not lay off contract workers during the period.

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First Published: Tue, April 21 2020. 19:03 IST

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