Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1960
This act extends to the whole of the state of Maharashtra. This act applied to all the Shops and Commercial Establishments.
All the Shops and Commercial Establishment should be completely registered under this act and rules. The registration application has to be made within 30 days from the date of commencement of the shops and commercial establishment.
No employer in an establishment is not required to work for more than 8 hours in a day and 48 hours in a week. The period of work in an establishment each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed four hours and that no such person shall work for more than 4 hours before he has had an interval of rest of at least one hour. Every employee in an establishment shall be entitled after 12 months continuous service in that establishment, to holiday with wages for a period of 12 days in subsequent period of 12 months.
The main objective is to regulate working conditions of the people employed in various establishments, to protect them from exploitation and regulate the condition of work and employment i.e. to secure maximum benefits to the employees working in different categories of establishments like Shops, Commercial Establishments, Residential hotels, Restaurants, Eating houses, Theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainments are mainly protected by provisions of this act.