6 Dec 2019, 13:19 — 5 min read
Background: The Shop and Establishment Act in India was implemented to govern the rights and working conditions of workers that are employed in shops and commercial establishments. In their previous article, Vakilsearch shared a guide to filing a provisional patent specification in India. In this article they shed light on the provisions of the Shop and Establishment Act, its registration process and benefits.
The Shop and establishment Act requires all commercial establishments like theatres, eateries, hotels, amusement parks, shops, retail/trade business, etc. to apply for the license and registration within 30 days of commencing the business.
When a business entity starts employing people as contract-based or full-time employees, casual workers, etc. then they need to register for the shop and establishment license within 30 days of starting a business.
When a business entity starts employing people as contract-based or full-time employees, casual workers, etc. then they need to register for the shop and establishment license within 30 days of starting a business to enforce proper regulations for workers’ rights and work conditions.
The commercial establishment as defined in the Act include:
The Shop and Establishment Act requires every business to approach the Department of Labour for the approval, although the rules and regulations vary from state to state.
The shop and establishment registration is a state-based registration for which rules vary according to the state.
You will need the following documents to apply for the license:
You will also need to submit the following information:
You can apply for shop and establishment registration online through the state government’s website. The application in the format prescribed on the website needs to be submitted with the above-mentioned details along with the prescribed fee. Once the application is received by the Department of Labour, an inspector will visit your establishment to check the details and will provide the registration certificate/license in accordance with the Act.
The owner of the establishment may benefit from the registration in the following ways:
The owners of such establishments can also contact Vakilsearch as we offer legal counsel through legal experts and advocates and can help you get the registration within no time and without much effort.
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Posted byVakilsearch Staff
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