Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
We understand that ordinarily the period of payment determines the extent of notice which is required to determine an employment.
Thus, the employee who is engaged by the month must give and receive a month's notice, whereas in the case of the employee engaged by the week, only a week's notice is necessary on either side. This tends to give the employer an additional inducement to continue the payment of wages by the longer period. Since employees are seldom in a position to give a month's notice, another result is that they forfeit the legal right to their wages for any broken period for which they may have worked. As they have ordinarily to go on working for about a fortnight in order to secure their wages for the previous month, the loss may be appreciable. For both reasons, we recommend that for industrial employees in factories the legal period of notice should in no case exceed a week, whatever the period by which wages are paid.