16th October 2015 From India, Thiruvananthapuram
The minimum number of employees for coverage of establishment under EPF&MP Act 1952 is 20. However you can have voluntary coverage.Once covered establishment will remain covered even if the strength goes down to one.Compliance will have to be done regularly. In ESI Act 1948 there is provision for voluntary coverage unless establishment has twenty employees.
Honestly I will advise you not go for voluntary coverage. Do not invite AAA BAAIL MUJHE MAAR.
RL Dhingra ,Advocate,
Labour Law Consultant,Delhi
17th October 2015 From India, Delhi