Any such premise where retail or wholesale goods are sold or services provided to people. The following are some establishments which fall under the Shop and Establishments Act
Restaurants or eating places
Theatre and other areas of public entertainment
The shop act license refers to a type of legal permission that legally allows people to do business in a particular place. This license acts as proof of a particular business being done at that place. Every Shop and commercial establishment, Small or Large, self-employed, or professional hires conducting a business in a state needs to be registered with the state government under the Shop Act before commencing a business.
Even if you work from home, you would need to get this license for your business. From the cafe, restaurants to hotels, theatres, retail businesses, etc., every place needs to register within 30 days.
For getting a Shop and Establishment Act License, you have to fill up an application form, mentioning the employer's name, establishment, address, and category of the establishment and the number of employees, and other needed information.