Frequently Asked Questions

How to Register your Business with Labour & Human Resource Department? Top
The employer/manager of a factory employing 10 or more workers engaged in manufacturing process have to submit an application on prescribed forms, (which include notice of occupation, list of workers, machinery and other relevant documents) to the concern District officer Labour for issuance of Registration Certificate after verifications.
   
How to register an Industrial Establishment ( employed upto 9 worker) / Shops & Commercial Establishment with the Labour and Human Resource Department? Top
Visit Ease of Doing Business for your Online Registration of your Industrial & Shops/Commercial Establishments in Lahore District. Other Districts than Lahore visit Labour Punjab for your Online Registration of your Industrial & Shops/Commercial Establishments. If you donot have access to internet you can visit our  District officer Labour office of your District. The necessary forms are available with the Labour Inspector of the area concerned, who after verifying the number of employees etc., submits the documents to the Assistant Director or Deputy Director as the case may be, who issues the registration certificate under Shops and Commercial Establishments Ordinance, 1969.
   
How many leaves/holidays are available to the worker under labour Laws? Top

Workers are entitled to following leaves/holidays:-

  • One weekly holiday
  • All the Gazetted holidays
  • Total of 14 days paid annual leave.
  • Total of 10 paid casual leave
  • Total of 16 sick-leaves with half pay
   
What monetary benefits are available to a worker under the Labour Welfare Laws? Top

The main benefits are following:

  • Minimum Wages for different categories of workers are notified under the Minimum Wages Ordinance
  • Bonus under Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Orders) Ordinance, 1968 has to be given to the workers in case the company earns profit
  • Double wages for overtime have to be paid
  • Gratuity at the time of retirement has to be paid
  • Marriage grants are provided to the industrial workers in case of marriage of their daughters
  • Houses/plots are allotted to the workers in certain areas
  • Educational scholarships to the children of workers are awarded every year

To get the details of these benefits, and to know if you are eligible or not, contact the nearest Labour Welfare Office.

   
Where can one get compensation in case of death of a family member in an industrial accident? Top
In different areas of Punjab Commissioners for Workmen's Compensation have been appointed by the Directorate of Labour Welfare. They are responsible for the payment in case of death or injuries. You can get their address from your local Labour Officer.
   
Where I get compensation for the injuries during course of work? Top
In different areas of Punjab Commissioners for Workmen's Compensation have been appointed by the Directorate of Labour Welfare. They are responsible for the payment in case of death or injuries. You can get their address from your local Labour Officer.
   
What I have to do if I am removed from the job? Top
If you are employed by an industrial or commercial establishment, your employer is bound by certain laws to provide some benefits at the time of termination of services. According to the Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Orders) Ordinance, 1968 where 50 (in case of industry) or 20 (in case of commercial establishment) workers are employed, one month's notice or wages in lieu of one month notice have to be given to the worker. Under clause 25 (A) of the Industrial Relations Ordinance, 1969, a worker can bring his grievance to the notice of employer within 3 months of the grievance (including termination). If the employer does not provide the remedy, then he can go to the Labour Court for redressal of his grievance