The Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1961 has been enforced from 01-03-1962 in the State of Karnataka. This Act provides the rules and regulations to work and employment in Shops and Commercial establishments in all over Karnataka. To enforce this act labour commissioner will be the “Chief Inspector”. It is notified that Inspector/Senior Inspector as “Inspector” and all department level authorities as “Additional Inspector” As per the Act Shop means “ Shop means any premises where any trade or business is carried on or where the services are rendered and includes offices, store rooms, go-downs, warehouses, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in such connection with such trade or business, but doesn’t include a commercial establishment or a shop attached to a factory. Whereas Commercial Establishment means a commercial or trading or banking or insurance establishment, an establishment or administrative service in which persons employed are mainly engaged in office work, a hotel, restaurant, boarding or eating house, a café or any other refreshment house, a theatre or any other place of public amusement or entertainment. The above mentioned shops and commercial establishments should get Shops and Commercial establishments registration and should comply with the provisions of the Act in order to avoid penalty and along with this need to maintain labour register mandatorily. Shops & Establishment Registration is Valid only for 5 years.