Every State in India has established certain rules and regulation with respect to the working conditions in India. Shops and Establishment Act which is regulated by the Department of Labour has been designed to regulate the various working conditions viz. payment of wages, working hours, holidays, overtime, resting hours, children employment rules, maternity leaves, sick leaves, other casual leaves and other Terms and Conditions of the Service for the people employed in any shop or a commercial establishment. Rules and Regulations under the said Act varies from state to state. Every establishment is required to register itself under the Shops and Establishment Act within 30 days of its commencement.
Registration under the Act depends upon the state in which the registration is required. Most of the states have gone technologically sound and provides online process, while some of the states still continues to follow the manual procedure. Though the procedure may vary state to state still a general procedure followed in most of the states is as follows: