One of the important regulation to which most businesses in India are subject to is the Shop and Establishment Act, enacted by every state in India. The Act is designed to regulate payment of wages, hours of work, leave, holidays, terms of service and other work conditions of people employed in shop and commercial establishments. In this article we look at the salient features of the Shop and Establishment Act.

Shop and Establishment Act in India

The Shop and Establishment Act is regulated by the Department of Labor and regulates premises wherein any trade, business or profession is carried out. The act not only regulates the working of commercial establishments, but also societies, charitable trusts, printing establishments, educational institutions run for gain and premises in which banking, insurance, stock or share brokerage is carried on. This act regulates areas such as working hours, rest interval for employees, opening and closing hours, closed days, national and religious holidays, overtime work, rules for employment of children, annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leave, etc.,

Premises Regulated by the Shop & Establishment Act

The Shop and Establishment Act in India is promulgated by the state and may slight differ from state to state. However, as per the Act, all shops and commercial establishments operating within each state are covered by the respective Shop & Establishments Act. Shops are defined as premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers, and includes an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or work place. Establishments are defined as shop, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating-house, theatre or other places of public amusement or entertainment. Further, establishments as defined by the act may also include such other establishments as defined by the Government by notification in the Official Gazette. However, factories are not covered by the shops & establishments act and are regulated by the Factories Act, 1948.
Partnership Firm are the most popular forms of business organisations in India for the Partners Entrepreneurs.  its need just only 2 Person to Start a Business.

Key Features of Partnership Firm – 

  • 2 Person Required as Partners.
  • Partners share responsibilities and duties of the business.
  • More capital can be brought into the business.
  • Partners share responsibilities and duties of the business.

Disadvantages of Partnership Firm-

  • Unlimited liability.
  • Disagreement among the partners.
  • Can not raise funds easily from investors.
  • Less Features as Compare to LLP Formation with same cost of formation.
  • Maximum 20 Members are allowed.

Private Limited Company registration is the most popular legal structure option for businesses in India. A private limited company can have a minimum of two members and a maximum of fifty members. The directors of a private limited company have limited liability to creditors. In a case of default, banks/creditors can only sell company’s assets but not personal assets of directors. If you want to start a company in India then make sure your company is registered as Company Registration should be your first priority. It is very important to register your company as a registered company have multiple advantages from easy to register to easy to dissolve.

Start-ups and growing companies prefer private limited company as it allows outside funding to be raised easily, limits the liabilities of its shareholders and enables them to offer employee stock options to pull in top talent.
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Private Limited Company Benefits

  • It is flexible and has limited liability
  • Greater capital contribution and greater stability
  • Possibility to grow big and expand



ESI Registration Procedure

Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) is a self-financing scheme for Indian workers which covers health insurance and social security. ESI functions as an independent corporation and comes under Ministry of Labor and Employment in India. The ESI Corporation thus manages the funds which regulated by the guidelines and regulations of the ESI Act. 1948. This act monitors the provision of cash and medical benefits to employees and their families through their comprehensive network of hospitals and dispensaries throughout India.

Provident Fund Meaning and Registration Procedure

To provide financial stability and security to employees when they are temporarily or no longer fit to work, the Parliament enacted the Employee’s Provident Fund Scheme (EPFS) 1952. The central government trust manages these funds, and employees are require to contribute a part of their salary to it every month during their employment tenure.

An establishment with less than 20 employees can voluntarily opt for PF registration to protect employee’s benefits. However, Companies with more than 20 employees compulsorily have to register under EPFS.

PF Registration Process:

  • A detailed application form called ‘Performa of coverage’ and form 5A with Annexure 1 has to filled while registering the company online.
  • After that, a temporary PF registration number allotted, and an employer has to submit all concerning documents online.
  • After that, the PF authorities carry out an inspection of the premises and verify the documents submitted online.
  • Once they are satisfie, a PF allotment letter will grant.

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