The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act, 1948

By Savithri Subramanian

To regulate the working condition of the employees engaged in Shops, Commercial Establishments, Hotel, Theatres and other Establishments, the Bombay Shops and Establishment Act, 1948 come into the force on 11th January 1948.

This Act restricts timing of opening and closing hours of Shops and Commercial Establishment. It keeps control on daily and weekly hours of work of the employees, interval for rest, Spread over. It provides overtime wages, paid holiday and leave with wages to employees.



Any citizen who wishes to open a new shop or a commercial establishment wants to commence its business with in the jurisdiction of Government of Maharashtra, has to register itself under this act.


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