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Regulations on child labour

Regulations on child labour

| 01/10/2017 | 2 Comments
What age can children start working and is there a restriction on the hours and times? Auntie’s answer: I asked the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for help with your question. For the first part, an official explained, “There is no minimum age restricting when a child may star [...]

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Maximum hours for construction workers

Maximum hours for construction workers

| 17/09/2017 | 5 Comments
How many hours a day can a construction worker be on the job? Is there a limit? Auntie’s answer: I took your question to the Department of Labour and Pensions to see if they could help. Unfortunately, a department official explained that the Labour Law does not cover exactly what you are enquiring [...]

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Employee’s status unexpectedly changed to contractor

Employee’s status unexpectedly changed to contractor

| 26/02/2017 | 7 Comments
Can an employer unilaterally change your contract from employee to that of an independent contractor? I work in the real estate business and my employer has just changed my contract stating that I am now an independent contractor, in essence making me a subcontractor. I have been informed that I mus [...]

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Unhappy with unpaid overtime work

Unhappy with unpaid overtime work

| 07/02/2017 | 7 Comments
I am a professional employee here on island for a large multinational company. Our employer regularly makes us work 10-12 hours per day, five days a week (50-60 hours per week). Section 24 of the Labour Law stipulates that the standard work week is maximum nine hours per day/45 hours per week. I ha [...]

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