The Shops and Establishment Act
is a state
legislation act and each state
has framed its
own rules for the Act. In the state of Maharashtra, it is the Maharashtra Shops
and Establishments Act, 1948. It is one of the Acts applicable to businesses
commencing their operations in India. However, companies coming into India to
setup businesses here are in most cases not aware of the existence of such an
Act or its severity in case of non-compliance. We give you a snapshot of this
Shops and Establishment Act is enacted by every state in India to regulate
conditions of work and to provide for statutory obligations of the employers
and rights of the employees in unorganized sector of employment.
Act regulates the following:
1) Working hours of
shops and establishments
2) Employment of women
3) Conditions for annual
4) Overtime work
5) Termination of
6) Mandatory holidays in
is regulated by
the The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
shop/establishment/office/place of business is compulsorily required to
register itself under this Act within 30 days of commencement of work.
Registration can be obtained for one calendar year at a time or in one instance
for a period of three consecutive years and is to be renewed in the month of
the Act, it is mandatory for the following kinds of businesses to avail of a
Shops and Establishments Registration with the Local Municipal Authority:
commercial or trading or banking or insurance establishment, or
establishment or administrative service in which persons employed or mainly
engaged in office work, or
hotel, restaurant, boarding or eating house, a cafe or any other refreshment
theater, cinema or any other place of public amusement or entertainment.
Some of the important formalities under
Registration Certificate is to be displayed at a prominent place in the
of the organization is to be mentioned in the local language as well as in
English and be displayed at the entrance of the organization.
Maintenance of certain registers.
Mumbai, August Consulting can provide you with the required guidance and
support to apply, obtain and renew this registration in a timely manner
with your local
Municipal ward office