Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act Registration

Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act Registration

Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act registration is mandatory for all shops and commercial establishments in Karnataka, expect those exempted.

New shops or commercial establishments in Bangalore or Karnataka are required to apply for Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act Registration within 30 days of commencing operations. The Shops and Establishment Act Registration must be submitted in the prescribed format to the Labour Inspector of the area concerned. The following information must be provided as a part of the Shop and Establishment Act Registration application:

  • The name of the employer and manager, if any
  • The postal address of the establishment;
  • The name, if any, of the establishment; and
  • Such other particulars as may be prescribed.

On submission of the application, the Inspect would verify and provide the Shops and Establishment Act Registration. All Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act registrations are valid for a period of 5 years and can be renewed.

Highlights of Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act

The following are some of the major aspects of the Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act:

Employment of Child, Young Persons and Women

The Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act prohibits the employment of child at any establishment. A child is any person who has not completed fourteen years of age.

Also, young person and woman cannot be required or allowed to work whether as an employee or otherwise in any establishment during night. A young person is anyone who has completed the age of fourteen, but not eighteen.

Hours of Work

As per the Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act, employees can only work for nine hours on any day and forty-eight hours in any week. If the employee works more hours, then wages need to be provided for overtime. Further, the period of work of an employee in an establishment should be fixed so that, no period or work exceeds five hours without an interval.

Weekly Holiday

All establishments in Karnataka are required to remain close for one day of the week and every employee in an establishment must be given atleast one whole day in a week as a holiday for rest. However, if the establishment has sufficient additional staff, then it can remain open throughout the week.

Karnataka Shops and Establishment Act Registration



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