‘Standing Orders’ defines the conditions of recruitment, discharge, disciplinary action, holidays, leave, etc., go a long way towards minimizing smoothness between the management and workers in industrial undertakings.
The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act requires employers in industrial establishments to clearly define the conditions of employment by issuing standing orders duly certified.
It applies to every industrial establishment wherein 100 or more workmen are employed or were employed on any day during the preceding twelve months.
Model standing orders issued under the Act deal with classification of workmen, holidays, shifts, payment of wages, leaves, termination etc.
The text of the Standing Orders as finally certified under this Act shall be prominently posted by the employer in English and in the language understood by the majority of his workmen on special boards to be maintained for the purpose at or near the entrance through which the majority of the workmen enter the industrial establishment and in all departments thereof where the workmen are employed.
The terms and conditions of the industrial employment standing orders which the employees must know before they accept the employment.