The group which filed the PIL noted that most of the companies in Hyderabad are not following laws and are making employees sign declarations that contradict the rules.
The caption story said Kasi and 41 others were little better than slaves working over 12 hours a day for timber units in Vellore and Kancheepuram.
The Centre has bracketed 44 labour laws into four major codes - wages, industrial safety and welfare, social security and industrial relations.
Poverty alleviation and decrease in wage inequality in the country can be achieved if the country has a well-formulated minimum wage system, the Economic Survey stated.
According to the order, an employee will not be allowed to work for more than eight hours a day and 48 hours in any week.