The article analyses the April 15 notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs of India outlining the conditions under which economic activities could be restarted in non-containment zones and which allows companies to extend a factory workers daily shift to 12 hours per day and six days a week from the existing eight hours per day, six days a week shift. The article highlights the  repercussions of the amendment that also includes a violation of the 48 hours per week mandate by global and International Labor Organisation norms and further addresses the specific measures undertaken by the State and Central Government pursuant to this notification. Lastly, the article opines on the legal defects of such an amendment.