Regulatory Compliance's For a Business | Free Legal Advice | Lawyered

Posted by Lawyered Legal Services on May 6th, 2019

To operate any business legally in the country, there are certain requirements which the company have to fulfill. These can be related to the business transaction, labor practices, and safety precautions. Before starting the company or business complete study of the regulation and requirement of the industry is done so that they can know about the essential compliance.

The compliance is divided into two categories:

1. INTERNAL COMPLIANCE: These are the requirements of the company or business. After forming the business it is enforceable internally by the upper staff of the company.

2. EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE: These are imposed and enforced by the state authority.


The businesses have their own strict requirements. The requirements are like forming BODs, conducting initial and annual meetings of the directors and CEOs, providing stock to the shareholders etc.

But in small businesses, the requirements are not the same as the large corporation. They are advised to keep their record clean and updated. The transaction shall be relevant to the changes made in operation or adjustments. The official documents shall contain sample bylaws or an operating agreement.

The purpose of internal compliance is to ensure that a business is running with integrity and is free from corruption and it is not doing any kind of another illegal element.


These are the requirements which are sanctioned by the state and then anyone can run the business.

The following are the mandatory compliances:


The companies which are incorporated in India are regulated by the New Companies Act. This act provides provisions related to qualification, appointment, removal, and retirement of the employees and directors, remuneration, conducting meetings of the board members, passing the resolutions, business transaction, maintenance of the records and accounts etc.

After completing the required legal formalities, the certificate of incorporation is issued to the company. After the certificate, the company becomes a separate legal entity under the eyes of the law.


This statute provides provisions related to the working conditions, working hours of the employees, wages and salary, rights and obligations of the trade unions, gratuity/provident fund payment, maternity benefits, employees insurance, bonus payment and some other issues which are concerned with the employees.

The statutes which come under this are:

• Maternity Benefits Act, 1961

• The Trade Union Act, 1926

• The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1926

• The Industrial Disputes Act, 1948

• The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 etc.


The companies have to comply with this law. These environmental laws are applicable to the operation of the business as extend to their work.

The statues which come under this are:

• The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

• Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989

• The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

• The Air (Prevention and control of Pollution) Continue Read

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