Probationer’s entitlement to Minimum Wage

By and large, whenever a person joins a new employment, he/she is placed on probation for a certain period and the employer is entitled to terminate or dispense the services of probationer during or at the end of such probation period.

Considering this, many-a-times it is enquired whether a probationer is entitled to minimum wages. Here, the probationer although not being a permanent employee performs same work as a regular employee and no such distinction has been made under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and thus he is entitled to minimum wages.

Furthermore, a pregnant lady on probation is entitled to maternity benefits as per the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Where such advanced benefits are extended to probationers then minimum wage is a basic entitlement.


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