Return under shop and Establishment Act

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The Shop and Establishment Act is regulated by the Department of Labour and regulates premises wherein any trade, business or profession is carried out.
The Act is designed to regulate the payment of wages, hours of work, leave, holidays, terms of service and other work conditions of people employed in the shop and commercial establishments. In this article, we look at the salient features of the Shop and Establishment Act.

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Who has to apply for Registration under Shop and Establishment Act?
Every employer and owner of a shop & establishment shall apply for employment of registration of his shops/Establishment irrespective of business any person within 30 days of commencement of business.
What records are to be maintained by a Shop Owner after registration?

The following record should be maintained –

  • Working hours.
  • Rest period
  • Leave taken
  • Leave with wages
  • Fines
  • Salary
Is Shops and Establishment mandatory in India?
The Shops and Establishment Act registration issued under the Shops and Establishment Act is mandatory for all persons, companies and legal entities planning to set up a commercial establishment or shop.
Whether the Registration certificate requires renewal if so at what intervals?
Every registration certificate must be renewed within 30/45 days before the expiry of the validity period of the registration.
What are the remedies available in the Act to get relief in certain cases like non-payment of wages, deduction of wages, and non-payment of service compensation?
An authority i.e. Asst. Commissioner of Labour concerned is the authority to hear & decide the above claims
What are the remedy when an employee is terminated illegally and relief of reinstatement is sought for?
Notified authority i.e. the Asst. Commissioner of Labour concerned hear and decide the above grievances/issues.
What are the consequences of obstructing an inspector on duty?
Imprisonment for 3 months.