Karnataka Shops and establishments permitted to operate 24x7

By Bhuvana Anand
2 minute read ● February 03, 2020
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Karnataka Shops and establishments permitted to operate 24x7

The Government of Karnataka permits all Shops and Commercial Establishments in the State employing ten or more persons to be open on 24 X 7 basis on all days of the year for a period of three years from the date of publication of notification NO. E-LD 4 LET 2019, BENGALURU dated 11-10-2019 in the Official Gazette Subject to the provisions of Sub-Section (3) of Section 12 and the conditions prescribed as given here-below:

One day rotational off

The employer shall appoint additional staff in order to allow every employee to avail one day holiday in a week on rotation basis.

Exhibit employee details

Every employer shall exhibit details of the employees who are on holiday/leave on daily basis in a conspicuous place in the shop or commercial establishments.

Credit wages to employee's bank account

The wages including overtime wages of the employees shall be credited to their savings bank account as prescribed under the payments of wages Act, 1963.

Prescribed work-hours

An employer shall not require or allow any person employed to work therein for more than eight hours in any day and forty eight hours in any week and the period of work including over time shall not exceed ten and half hours in any day and fifty seven hours in week.

Penalty on making employees work beyond work-hours

If employees are found working on any holiday or after normal duty hours without proper indent of overtime, penal action shall be initiated against the employer/ Manager as laid down in the Karnataka Shops and Establishments Act, 1961, and Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Rules 1963.

Restrictions for women employees

Women employee shall not be allowed to work beyond 8.00 pm on any day in normal circumstances. Provided that an employer after obtaining written consent from a women employee may allow her to work between 8.00pm and 6.00am Subject to providing adequate protection to her dignity, honor and safety.

Transport facility for women employees

Transport arrangements shall be provided to the woman employee who works in shifts. A notice to this effect shall be exhibited at the main entrance of the shop or commercial establishment indicating the availability of the transport.

Basic facilities for women employees

The employees shall be provided with restroom, washroom, safety lockers and other basic amenities.

Mandatory internal committee against Sexual Harassment

Every employer employing woman employee shall constitute internal complaints committee against sexual harassment of woman under the Sexual Harassment of Woman at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 Central Act 14 of 2013) and the said committee shall be operative.

The above said terms and conditions shall be treated and implemented in addition to those provisions specified in the Karnataka Shops and Establishments Act, 1961. (Karnataka Act No. 8 of 1962) and The Workmen`s Compensation Act, 1923 (Central Act 8 of 1923).

In the case of violation of any statutory provision or any of the above terms and conditions noticed by the inspector or otherwise necessary penal action shall be initiated against the employer/ Manager as laid down in the Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 and Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Rules 1963

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