1. As your company having 10 employees means you required to register under ESIC. ( Esic applicability is 10 or more employees including Directors).PF applicability is 20 or more employees employed in any organisation.
2. Your 2nd point is not clear so need more clarity.
3. You are very lucky that you have got a chance to work in start up company, where you can make full use of your skills and knowledge and build good workplace, No one remembers 3 rd or 4th person worked in HR but the First person worked in HR department that always remembers to all.
You may take following initiatives to develop good and healthy workplace.
1. Create environment of learning of new things.
2. Rooster awards
3. Ice breaker sessions
4. Employee engagement activities
5. Birthday & Anniversary celebration
4. Now In PF, new rule has been implemented regarding contribution of employees, Whatever the allowances providing from employer in payslip, that allowances will be considering as Basic for calculation purpose but HRA exempted.
27th April 2019 From India, Mumbai