2017

Maharashtra Government has Notified effective date Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017.

Brief Highlights:

  • Applicability of the Act: The provisions of the Amendment Act shall apply to the establishments which employ ten or more workers, in contrast to the Act which applied to all establishments, irrespective of number of employees employed. However, establishments which employ less than 10 workers shall give intimation to Facilitator appointed under the Amendment Act by submitting online application, within a period of sixty days from the date of the commencement of this Act or the date on which establishment commences its business.
  • Appointment of Facilitators: The Amendment Act provides for appointment of facilitator who has powers to examine all the provisions as specified in all establishments.
  • Registration:   -       Registration under the Amendment Act has been made online.
  • Employers have to submit an online application within 60 days from commencement of the Amendment Act or commencement of business.
  • The term of registration certificate granted under the Act shall be for a period as requested by the applicant. However, such term shall not exceed 10 years.
  • The Amendment Act has introduced a new provision which provides that registration under the Amendment Act may be cancelled if registration is obtained through misrepresentation or suppression of material facts or by submitting false or forged documents or false declaration or by fraud.
  • As per this new provision under this legislation, increase in the working hours per day including spread over is 12 hours.
  • Introduction of 8 casual Leaves per year and one day paid leave for every 20 working days. Carry forward or accumulation of paid leaves shall not exceed 45 days.
  • Introduction of welfare provisions as per this new Act.

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