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Tag: Department of Labour and Pensions

Regulation of noise pollution

Regulation of noise pollution

| 09/04/2017 | 4 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 publ [...]

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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 [...]

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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 mandatory contribu [...]

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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 over [...]

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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 is, who can we report [...]

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Employer not paying his share of pension

Employer not paying his share of pension

| 10/05/2016 | 10 Comments

I’m currently employed in a position where I get paid by commission only. My employer has me pay my 5% pension each pay cheque but says he doesn’t have to match it because my pay is commission based. Is this correct or should my employer follow the National Pensions Law and pay his 5% [...]

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Fire Service stresses safety for recruits

Fire Service stresses safety for recruits

| 20/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service recruits received extra training in job safety at a two-day course organised by the Department of Labour and Pensions. The occupational safety and health (OSH) course emphasised three core areas: safety management, job-hazard recognition and job-hazard analysis [...]

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