Ours is a Garment Manufacturing Unit , located in Mumbai suburban and covered under the factory act. All factory staff & employees carry out 08 hrs duty, and if required, work overtime and are getting overtime as per the rules. The issue is pertaining to the driver who are on the company payroll and their working hours are fixed for 12 hrs . I had previously suggested the spread over of their duties be adjusted to 10.5 hrs will intervals/rest, as allowed in the factory act. Likewise, when the workmen are paid overtime, that will also make the drivers eligible for overtime but the management turned it down. (Here, i would also like to mention that during my tenure in my previous company at Santacurz (Mumbai) the drivers were working n 12 hrs shift). The issue was once again discussed with the company advocate, who also agreed that it’s a standard practice of drivers working for 12 hours in private companies . The gross salaries of the drivers were also discussed and its was felt by the advocate that presently the salary of the drivers are good and the annual increment of Rs. 950 /- for each driver is also good. I don’t understand when everything is so clear in the factory act, how can a 12 hrs shift be made acceptable by the company advocate? Here,. Isn’t he misguiding the Management? Can any body suggest a solution for this??