These officers are responsible for the Enforcement of various non-technical Labour legislation in respect of all establishments other than Factories and Plantations. In their work, the Assistant Commissioner of Labour (Enforcement) are assisted by the Deputy Inspectors of Labour, Assistant Inspectors of Labour and Stamping Inspectors ( for Weights and Measures). These officers are also notified as Deputy Controller of Weights and Measures under the Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985.

The Inspectors of Labour are assigned with the following Statutory functions:-

1. Deputy Controller of Weights and Measures under Standards of Weight and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985.

2. Licensing officers under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (in respect of establishments other than Factories).

3. Inspector (Renewal of Registration) under Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961.

4. Inspectors under the following Labour Enactments:-

  • Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947.
  • Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act, 1958.
  • Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act, 1958.
  • Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972.
  • Tamil Nadu Industrail Establishments (Conferment of permanent Status to workmen) Act, 1981.
  • Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
  • Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
  • Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961.
  • Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966.
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
  • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.
  • Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
  • Inter/State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act, 1979.
  • Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
  • Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Services) Act, 1976.
  • The working Journalists and other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of service and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1955.
  • Inspect under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulations) Act, 1986.

The officers are also empowered to conduct dependent enquiry on the directions of the Commissioner for the Workmen's Compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923.