Shops and Establishment Registration
In order to give some minimum benefits and reliefs to the employees of unorganized sector; every business entity must get itself registered under the Shops & Establishment Act of the state government, if applicable in the state, wherein they have a place of business. The Shops & Establishment Act has been enacted to regulate working hours, opening and closing times, obligations of employer and employees, rest and intervals, rules for employment for children, women and young persons, rules for annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leaves, rules for employment and termination of services etc.
Every business including any shop, commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, theatre, public amusement and retail trade or business is mandatorily required to register itself under the Shops and Establishment Act within 30 days of commencement of work. In case of closure of business, the concerned department must be informed about the closure within 15 days of closure of business.
The procedure, documentation and fees vary upon state to state. However below is the list of common documents and information for making an application with the concerned authority for Shops and Establishment Registration:
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