Haryana Shops & Establishments Act


The Haryana Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, and Rules, are applicable to all the shops and commercial establishments in the areas notified by Government of Haryana.The State of Haryana is following the Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act of 1958.

The Act is enacted for the purpose of protecting the rights of employees.

The Act provides regulations of the payment of wages, terms of services, work hours, rest intervals, overtime work, opening and closing hours, closed days, holidays, leaves, maternity leave and benefits, work conditions, rules for employment of children, records maintenance, etc.


Commercial Establishment means any premises wherein any business, trade or profession is carried on for profit, and includes journalistic or printing establishment and premises in which business of banking, insurance, stocks and shares, brokerage or produce exchange is carried on or which is used as hotel, restaurant, boarding or eating-house, theatre, cinema or other place of public entertainment or any other place which the Government may declare, by4 notification in the Official Gazette , to be a commercial establishment for the purposes of this Act;

Establishment means a shop or a commercial establishment;

Shop means any premises where any trade or business is carried on or where services are rendered to customers and includes offices, store-rooms, godowns, sales depots or warehouses, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade or business but does not include a commercial establishment or a shop attached to a factory where the persons employed in the shop are allowed the benefits provided for workers under the Factories Act.


Within thirty days, Establishments existing in areas to which this Act applies or where this Act is extended (The date on which the Act comes into force or the date on which the Act is extended, as the case may be); and New establishments in such areas (The date on which the establishment commences its work) shall send to the prescribed authority concerned a statement in the prescribed form accompanied by such fee as may be prescribed and] containing:–

  • the name of the employer and the manager, if any;
  • postal address of the establishment;
  • the name, if any, of the establishment ;
  • number of persons employed in the establishment; and
  • such other particulars as may be prescribed.

On receipt of the statement and the prescribed fee, the authority shall, on being satisfied about the correctness of the statement, register the establishment in the register of establishments in such a manner as may be prescribed and shall issue in a prescribed form a registration certificate to the employer. The registration certificate shall, on demand by the Inspector, be shown to him by the employer.

The registration certificate shall be renewable by the 31st March after every three years. Thirty days grace time shall, however, be allowed for the renewal of the certificate after payment of prescribed fee.


Nothing in this Act shall apply to –

  • offices of or under the Central or State Government (except commercial undertakings), the Reserve Bank of India, any railway administration or any local authority;
  • any railway service, air service, water transport service, tramway, postal, telegraph or telephone service, any system of public conservancy or sanitation or any industry, business or undertaking which supplies power, light or water to the public;
  • railway dining cars;
  • offices of lawyers;
  • any person employed about the business of any establishment mentioned above;
  • any person whose hours of employment are regulated by or under the Factories Act, 1948, except the provisions of sub-section (3),(4) and (5) of Section 7 of this Act in so far as they relate to employment in a factory;
  • any person whose work is inherently intermittent;
  • establishment of stamp vendors and petition writers.




Paid Holiday for Shops, Commercial, Industrial Establishments for Municipal Bye-Election in Haryana

26 Oct, 2023
The Government of Haryana has notified that on account of Municipal Bye-Election, it will be a paid holiday on 05 November 2023 to the employees employed in shops, commercial establishments, government offices, industrial undertakings,trade, etc.
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Holiday on account of General Election in Haryana

03 Aug, 2023
The Government of Haryana has declared 13th August 2023 (Sunday) a paid holiday for the workers of shops and establishments, enrolled as a voters in gram panchayats of Ajampur, block Naraingarh district Ambala, Chabri, Block Jind, Bhartana, Block Pillukhera, Rojkhera, block Uchana, district Jind and Juan-l block Sonipat, district Sonipat.

Paid Holiday on account of Bye-Election in Haryana districts

23 Jun, 2023
The Government of Haryana has declared paid holiday on 09th July 2023 (Sunday), on account of Bye-Election, for all the workers / employees of shops and commercial establishments, enrolled as voters in Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads within the State of Haryana.

Conditions for women employees deployed in night shifts in Haryana

21 Feb, 2023
Haryana Government lays down certain conditions for employing women employees during night shifts with respect to their security, safety and to safeguard the interest of women employees in certain class of establishments registered under the Shops and Establishments Act in the State of Haryana.

Paid Holiday for General Election in Haryana

09 Dec, 2022
The Government of Haryana, on account of the General Elections for Panch of Ward No. 5, Gram Panchayat Rukhi Khas, Block Gohana, District Sonipat, has declared paid holiday on 13 December 2022 for the eligible employees, working in the Shops & Establishments.

Haryana Holidays List - 2023

09 Dec, 2022
The Government of Haryana has released the list of holidays for the year 2023.

Paid Holiday in Haryana on account of election in Rajasthan

25 Nov, 2022
The Haryana Government has declared paid holiday on 05 December 2022,on account of the Bye Election in 21-Sardarshahar Assembly Constituency of Churu District, Rajasthan for the employees in shops and commercial establishments, who are enrolled as voters in the constituency.

Paid Holiday in Haryana for elections in Delhi

25 Nov, 2022
Haryana Government, on the account of the General Election of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, has declared paid holiday on 04 December 2022, for the employees in shops and commercial establishments, who are enrolled as voters in Delhi.

Holiday in Haryana for Elections in Himachal Pradesh

10 Nov, 2022
On the Account of the General Election of the Legislative Assembly in Himachal Pradesh, the Government of Haryana has declared paid holiday for the employees of shops and establishments, enrolled as voters in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

Paid Holiday in Haryana for General Elections

04 Nov, 2022
The Government of Haryana, on account of the General Election of the Members of the Zila Parishads, Panchayat Samitis, and Gram Panchayats has declared paid holiday for eligible employees on 22nd November 2022 (Tuesday) and 25th November (Friday) in Faridabad, Fatehabad, Hisar, and Palwal districts.

Paid Holiday on account of General Election in Haryana

28 Oct, 2022
The Government of Haryana, on account of the General Election of the Members of Zila Parisads and Panchayat Samitishas, has declared a paid holiday for eligible employees, working in shops and commercial establishments on 09 November 2022 (Wednesday) for the districts of Ambala, Charkhi Dadri, Gurugram, Karnal, Kurukshertra, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa and Sonipat and on 12 November 2022 (Saturday) for the districts except for Gram Panchayat Sambhalkha of Block Ladwa, District Kurukshetra.

Paid holiday in Haryana for election in specified districts

14 Oct, 2022
The Labour Department of Haryana has notified granting paid holiday on 30 October 2022 (Sunday) and 02 November 2022 (Wednesday) in Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Mahendergarh, Nuh, Panchkula, Panipat and Yamunanagar districts to all the workers and employees enrolled as voters for the General election of the Panches, Sarpanch of Gram Panchayats, Member of Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads.

Holiday in Haryana for Janmashtami

17 Aug, 2022
Haryana Government has notified that the holiday for Krishna Janmashtami shall be on 19 August 2022 instead of 18 August 2022 to all government offices, boards and corporations, educational and other institutions.

Exemption for Employment of Women Workers during night shifts

07 Jun, 2022
The Haryana Labour Department has issued a notification regarding exemption for employing women workers during night shifts from 7 PM to 6 AM in IT, ITEs, Banking Establishments, Three Star or above Hotels, Logistics and Warehousing Establishments for the specified conditions.

Haryana grants paid holiday for General Election In Uttar Pradesh, Punjab

04 Feb, 2022
Haryana Government has declared paid holiday on 10.02.2022, 14.02.2022, 20.02.2022, 23.02.2022, 27.02.2022, 03.03.2022, 07.03.2022 on account of general election in Uttar Pradesh and on 20.02.2022 for general election in Punjab.

Declaration of Holiday in Haryana for Bye-Election on 12 Sep 2021

01 Sep, 2021
Government of Haryana has declared 12th September 2021 as a close day on the occasion of bye election, for the employees of Shops and Commercial Establishments falling within jurisdiction of Municipal Committee, Dharuhera, District Rewari, Ward Nos. 3.4,7,8,9 of Municipal Committee, Ateli Mandi, District Mahendergarh.

Haryana introduces Single Form for Trade License & Shops and Commercial Establishments Registration

05 Jan, 2021
The Labour Department of Haryana mandates the registration of shops and commercial establishments and / or Trade License through a single form on the online portal of Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre (HEPC).

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