The workers of any business are safeguarded by the Shop and Establishment Act, which regulates the terms and conditions of employment in commercial business.
Under the Ministry of Labor, this Act regulates overtime pay, working hours, opening and closing hours, intervals for rest, public holidays, paid leaves, maternity leaves, minimum wages etc.
An application has to be submitted to get Shop and Establishment Act- The submission of the application has to be done within 30 days (in some states it is up to 90 days) of starting your food or any other business. The authorities will verify the application and if satisfied, will issue the certificate. Validity of the certificate is for a period of 5 years after which it has to be renewed.
Establishment Certificate for Businesses
Hotel | Manufacturing Industries | Restaurants | Commercial offices/Shopping Malls | Banquet Halls | Bakeries | Canteen | Food Stall | Provision store/Retail shop | Meat shop | Sales of fruits/vegetables | Flour mills | Factories | Theatres | Institutes (Coaching, Training or education etc.) | Power looms | Cybercafé | Barbershop | Dhobi shop | Candle manufacturing | Timber wood | Firewood sale | Cracker manufacturer