Tag: Department of Labour and Pensions

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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Bank charges cutting into pension transfers

Bank charges cutting into pension transfers

| 20/11/2018 | 7 Comments

I recently applied for my retirement pension and wanted the amount paid monthly into my bank account. However, I was mystified to learn that my pension provider does not do domestic bank transfers for pensions. If you want your pension paid into your bank account, they only offer international wire transfers. So, the money goes […]

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Labour official named top employee

Labour official named top employee

| 27/11/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Leticia Goring has been name the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for October for being most helpful and efficient when executing her duties as Assistant Director of Labour and Pensions (DLP). Employed within the Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration (HRI), she started her service as a research analyst in […]

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Paying pension for a small business

Paying pension for a small business

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments

I have a question on small business pension requirement. If you are working but not receiving a salary as you are putting everything into making the company a success, what are your pension responsibilities and how do you determine the amounts? Auntie’s answer: To clarify this question, I confirmed with the reader that he is […]

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Pension payouts under the new law

Pension payouts under the new law

| 03/07/2017 | 7 Comments

I’m writing to you to ask about the new pension law in regards to people getting their money when they leave the island. Up to this point, when people left the island, if they had $5K or less they were able to get their money in six months, and for over $5K the wait was two […]

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Regulation of noise pollution

Regulation of noise pollution

| 09/04/2017 | 5 Comments

Why doesn’t the Cayman Islands have any laws regarding residential noise pollution? “Environmental noise exposure is associated with adverse effects on human health including hearing loss, heart disease, and changes in stress-related hormone levels,” says the abstract of a recently published research paper found on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website. What about tourists […]

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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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Needs more information about pension

Needs more information about pension

| 16/01/2017 | 3 Comments

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 […]

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Construction worker wants employment status explained

Construction worker wants employment status explained

| 28/08/2016 | 7 Comments

I’m a young Caymanian currently working with a construction company. After being employed for over a year now, I’ve yet to receive a formal contract stating my terms of employment. A few months after being employed, my supervisor stated emphatically that this company does not pay overtime, pension or holiday pay. What I want to […]

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Nanny being exploited by agency

Nanny being exploited by agency

| 16/08/2016 | 29 Comments

I recently spoke to a lovely Filipino lady who is employed by an agency here. She works five days a week with a family and then on the weekends the lady who runs the agency has her working for her at her home. She does not pay any health insurance for this lady. My question […]

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