1. 1. What are the objectives of the shops and establishment act?
All Indian state has enacted certain rules and regulations with regard to conditions of work. The main objectives are to secure uniform advantages for employees working in different establishments from shops, residential hotels, and commercial establishments to restaurants, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainment.
2.What are the regulations under the shop establishment act?
The shop establishment act sets rules for working hours per day and week, guidelines for spread-over, rest interval, opening, and closing hours, national and religious holidays, closed days, rules for employment of children, overtime work, young persons, and women, rules for maternity leave, annual leave, sickness and casual leave, rules for employment and termination of service maintenance of registers and records. Besides, display of notices and obligations of employers as well as employees are also mentioned.
3. What are the records to be maintained under the Shops and Establishment Act?
Every business has to seek approval from the Department of Labour and keep up-to-date registers regarding details of employment, fines, deductions and advances, salary and holidays under the shop establishment act. Maybe the requirements vary from state to state but files related to annual holidays and number of employees need to be submitted to the office of the Municipal Corporation annually.
4. When is a Shops and Establishments Act license required?
All shop and establishment need to register itself compulsorily under this act within 30 days of commencement of work. Many other licenses require this as proof of a commercial business as this is such a basic license. Mostly, the banks require you to furnish it if you want to open a current account. So, to get shop establishment license, you would need to provide the PAN card of the business owner or the business itself, a copy of the rental agreement or sale deed, and details of all the employees.
5. Is registered private limited company having a registered office in Karnataka also need to get Shop Licence?
Of course, the shop and establishment act is applicable to every office and shop where commercial activities are carried on even on employing one employee. The Office or Corporate office will be covered under the Shop and Establishment Act. Moreover, the provision of leave and other rules shall be applicable, even when your company is registered under Companies Act.