Section 312

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Section 312 provides that where an offence punishable under the Labour Act or under any other rule or regulation is committed by a company or corporate body, every director, partner, manager, secretary, or other officer or agent, shall be held liable if actively involved in the conduct of the business of the company or corporate body, unless he or she proves that he had no knowledge of the offence, and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.

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S. 312. Offences by companies, etc.: Where an offence punishable under this act or under any rule, regulation or scheme is committed by a company or other body corporate or by a firm, every director partner manager secretary or other officer or agent thereof shall, if actively concerned in the conduct of the business of such company, body corporate or firm , be deemed to have committed the offence unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.

Law / 11 October 2006 / Bangladesh / Labour Act 2006

The Bangladesh Labour Act of 2006 combined and amended a number of laws relating to the employment of workers, minimum wages, compensation for work-related injuries, the formation of trade unions, health and safety, the welfare and working environment of employees, and other related issues. The Act also provides for compensation to workers for injuries sustained in the workplace. The Act applies to both permanent workers and workers employed through a contractor. Under the Act, a contractor who employs workers is treated as an employer and is liable for any violations of the provisions of the law.