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% pension and the company will no longer contribute its 5%. Further they have told me that I can either pay in full for my health […]
Is a consumer in Grand Cayman allowed to belong to more than one medical insurance scheme? I had thought not, but while in a doctor’s rooms, I overheard someone make a statement that they did have more than one.
Auntie’s answer: Yes, you may take out two separate health insurance pol [...]
Why is it still taking the government Scholarship Secretariat so long to give students their funds and school has resumed? We were told at the meeting to submit our semester grades by December 15. It’s now January 7 and not even an email or phone call from them. Is the office being managed [...]
Are my children Caymanian? I have two children born in 2012 and 2016 in Cayman. I, the father, got status in 2002 on the basis of residency, and my children both have Cayman passports and Cayman birth certificates. My wife is a foreigner with permanent residency with the right to work because she [...]
Do motorcycles need number plates on the front and the back? If so, why do we see so many bikes with only the rear plates…surely this is most obvious as to the policy?
Auntie’s answer: I think in general — and with good reason — people are very concerned about the dangers of i [...]
Would you be able to find out if the police have received any complaints from men, either in 2015 or 2016, about being victims of domestic violence by their female partners and, if so, how many resulted in charges being filed?
Auntie’s answer: Several months ago, I responded to another [...]
Can a visitor (a family member) who is accompanying a Health City patient but is from a country for which Cayman requires an entry visa, be granted entry if the patient does not require an entry visa (from the US)?
Auntie’s answer: I’m afraid the family member does not get any special [...]
I have permanent residence and am hoping eventually to be granted Caymanian status. Do I need to be naturalised to get status and/or would it make the process quicker?
Auntie’s answer: If you are only interested in a one-word reply, the simple answer is “yes”, you must be naturalise [...]
With the replacement of old licence plates with the new (police tracking), will the mounting holes fit the ones on our cars? I received new plates last year and the mounting holes did not line up with what’s on my car (had to redrill holes) — my car is a Ford Explorer — and since these [...]
A few years ago, the Eden Centre on Walkers Road was partially demolished to make way for a new building there. At that time I read in the newspaper that Hurley’s will re-open their store there. It’s been several years since then, but no new building has been built. There only remains [...]
What happens if I pass away before I exhausted my pension funds? How much of the remainder will go to my husband or children, and will this be paid out in a lump sum or monthly? Also, as the pension pay-out per annum will not suffice for people to survive in Cayman, why are the mandatory contribu [...]
After recently spending a glorious afternoon at Smith Barcadere, I am curious to know what progress has been made by government in the purchase of the land adjacent to the beach. As was clear from the Save the Cove campaign, this is an issue near and dear to the hearts of Caymanians and visitor [...]
The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immig [...]
I‘ve taken on a new employee who just arrived in Cayman. Do I need to start contributing to a pension plan for him right away?
Auntie’s answer: You asked this question at an interesting time because the National Pensions (Amendment) Law, 2016 just took effect 1 January. The changes in [...]