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How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

| 16/04/2019 | 41 Comments

A job ad was published in the print news asking specifically for a man (see photo below). The Cayman Labour Law states that discrimination based on sex is illegal yet this company makes being male the first requirement to fill the position. Clearly this is wrong and illegal. But what agency polices this kind of […]

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Obtaining disability allowance

Obtaining disability allowance

| 07/01/2019 | 2 Comments

Can you please let me know how a person goes about claiming disability benefits in the Cayman Islands? Is it even a possibility? Auntie’s answer: It is not clear from your question whether you are an employee who has suffered an injury while on the job that is preventing you from working or if you […]

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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 start working.” However, there are […]

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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 about. The […]

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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 must pay my full 10% […]

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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 have agreed in […]

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