Here is a snapshot of various leave rules as per the Tamil Nadu Shops & Establishments Act.
|Annual / Privileged / Earned Leave (AL/PL/EL)||12 days||After 12 months of continuous service|
|Casual Leave (CL)||12 days||During 12 month of continuous service|
|Sick Leave (SL)||12 days||During his first 12 months and further continuous service|
|Maximum AL/PL that can be carried forward||45 Days|
|Working hours in a day||8|
|Total hours in a week||48|
|Rest Interval||1 hour||Rest after 4 hours of work|
Tamil Nadu has the second-largest economy in India. Over 60% of the state is urbanized, accounting for 10.6% of the country's urban population, while only comprising 6% of India's total population. MSMEs produce a wide variety of products in almost all sectors. The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises sectors play a vital role in their economic development. This sector contributes about 45% of the Industrial Production, 40% of exports and it forms part of about 95% of the total industrial units in the country. There is nearly 11.10 lakh registered MSMEs in Tamil Nadu as of 31.3.15, employing 69.69 lakh persons with a total investment of about Rs.91,480 crore.