The application for Shops and Establishment Registration is filed before the Labour Department having jurisdiction over the registered office of the company or LLP and every other place of business where employees are employed. The establishments that come under this Act have to mandatorily get the Shops and Establishments Registration done within 30 working days of the commencement of work whether or not it has employees.
The Shops & Establishments Act sets certain rules and regulations for work hours per day and week, rest intervals, opening and closing office hours, closed days, religious & national holidays, overtime work. Also, rules for employment of children, rules for annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leave, rules for employment and termination of service. Also, rules stipulate maintenance of registers and records and display of notices and obligations for employers as well as employees.