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Central & State Specific Labour Laws & Rules
Shops & Establishments

Purpose & Object Shops and Establishment Acts have been enacted by the states to regulate conditions of work and to provide for statutory obligations of the employers and rights of the employees in un-organized sector of employment such as shops, commercial establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theatres and other establishments in their jurisdiction.
Applicability It is applicable to all persons employed in an establishment with or without wages, except the members of the employers' family.
Salient Features
  • Provides for compulsory registration of shops / establishments
  • Provides for communication of closure of shops / establishments
  • Lays down the hours of work - per day & week; guidelines for rest interval, opening and closing hours, closed days, national and religious holidays, overtime work
  • Lays down Rules for employment of children, young persons and women; annual leaves, maternity leaves, sickness and casual leaves; employment and termination of service etc.
  • Provides for maintenance of statutory registers & records and display of notices
  • Provides for obligations of employers as well as employees.

Almost all states have enacted their own Shops and Establishment Acts. However, many states have adopted laws of a different state governing Shops & Establishments. The state specific laws dealing with Shops & Establishments are listed herein below:

FuturAge Andhra Pradesh Shops & Establishments Act, 1988
FuturAge Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953
FuturAge Delhi Shops & Establishments Act, 1954
FuturAge Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 [Also applicable in Chandigarh & Haryana]
FuturAge Goa, Daman & Diu Shops and Establishments Act, 1973
FuturAge Bombay Shops & Establishments Act, 1948 [Also applicable in Gujarat]
FuturAge Himachal Pradesh Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1969
FuturAge Jharkhand Shops and Establishments Act, 2000
FuturAge Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Acts, 1961
FuturAge Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960
FuturAge Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958
FuturAge Manipur Shops & Establishments Act, 1972
FuturAge Meghalaya Shops & Establishments Act, 2003
FuturAge Nagaland Shops and Establishments Act, 1986
FuturAge Orissa Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1956
FuturAge Rajasthan Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958
FuturAge Sikkim Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1983
FuturAge Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947
FuturAge Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act, 1958
FuturAge U. P. Dookan aur Vanijay Adhisthan Adhiniyan, 1962
FuturAge West Bengal Shops and Establishments Act, 1963

Services We Offer

We are Labour Law Consultants and at FuturAgeSM, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of state specific Shops & Establishments Acts:

FuturAge Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to the Act;
FuturAge Registration of Shops and Establishments under the Act;
FuturAge Obtaining Duplicate Registration Certificate in case of loss or mutilation of original Registration Certificate;
FuturAge Intimating changes in details of Shops and Establishments / Occupier to the concerned authorities under the Act;
FuturAge Assistance to establishments in complying various provisions of the Act related to Working Hours, Rest Hours, Employment of Women, Weekly Holiday, Payment of Wages, Deduction from Wages, Leave, Employment Letter, Opening and Closing Hours of Shops & Establishments etc.;
FuturAge Assistance to establishments in complying various provisions of the Act related to Display, Notices, Disclosures,
FuturAge Preparation and Maintenance of various Records as prescribed under the Act;
FuturAge Preparation and Maintenance of various Registers like Register of Fines, Register of Deductions, Register of Employment, Register of Wages, records as prescribed under the Act;
FuturAge Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued by Inspector;
FuturAge Representing Shops / Establishments before Inspector;
FuturAge Assistance to establishments at the time of inspection and search of any Shop / Establishment by the Inspector;
FuturAge Representing establishments at the enquiries conducted by Inspector.
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