Tag: Department of Labour and Pensions

OCC presses staffing board to explain decisions

OCC presses staffing board to explain decisions

| 13/04/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Complaints Commissioner has revealed in its latest work report that, following complaints by members of the public, it has made a number of recommendations over the past year to the Business Staffing Plan Board to provide clear explanations for the decisions they make and that they should formally document and […]

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New local labour boss appointed

New local labour boss appointed

| 05/01/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Bennard Ebanks has been appointed as the director of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) in the employment ministry, government revealed Tuesday. CNS understands that Ebanks will also be Acting Pensions Superintendent. A long-time civil servant who began his career with the police, Ebanks has also worked in both immigration and labour. He replaces […]

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Retirement home denies labour infractions

Retirement home denies labour infractions

| 20/10/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Pines Retirement Home has denied that it is mistreating staff and has accused former disgruntled employees of stirring up a malicious campaign against the George Town charity. Although the labour department has confirmed that it is in the preliminary stages of an enquiry, it said that no formal complaint has been filed with […]

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Employment ministry adds month for discussion on laws

Employment ministry adds month for discussion on laws

| 01/09/2015 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The public consultation period on the draft labour and pension bills has been extended by another month, official said Monday. The window of opportunity for individuals, businesses or organizations to submit comment on the two major pieces of legislation was due to end today but the employment ministry said it was extending the timeframe […]

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Enforcement key to success of new bills

Enforcement key to success of new bills

| 01/07/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The struggle government has enforcing workplace legislation has been one of the considerations in the development of the new and amended labour and pension bills, which are now going through public consultation. The bills are expected to come before parliament later this year, but once the drafts have been finalized and passed, it will […]

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New pension bill aims for ‘culture of compliance’

New pension bill aims for ‘culture of compliance’

| 30/06/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): With hundreds of local employers failing to comply with their pension obligations, the employment minister hopes a newly drafted proposed pension bill will foster a greater culture of compliance and improve the prospects of retirement for Cayman’s pensioners. Among the numerous changes, including raising the retirement age to 65 and increasing the amount of […]

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Local applicants can’t be overqualified

Local applicants can’t be overqualified

| 26/06/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Proposed new labour legislation has a number of very specific clauses that the employment minister has said will assist and protect local workers. One provision that Tara Rivers believes will be of particular help to unemployed Caymanians is the prohibition on employers rejecting locals on the grounds that they are overqualified.

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Labour and pension boss resigns

Labour and pension boss resigns

| 11/06/2015 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Mario Ebanks, the director of the Department of Labour and Pensions, has resigned from his position as well as his role as Acting Superintendent of Pensions. Ebanks told CNS that he had submitted his resignation to the employment ministry in April and had announced his impending departure to the staff at the beginning of […]

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Safety at work improving, claims minister

Safety at work improving, claims minister

| 29/04/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The employment minister boasted about the quality of local health and safety Tuesday in a message to mark World Safety Day. Admitting there was some work to do, Tara Rivers said she was “delighted” that workplace culture was changing in Cayman as “more and more employers are making safety and health a top priority”. But […]

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New bosses take up posts at Labour and Pensions

New bosses take up posts at Labour and Pensions

| 06/02/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to build up the enforcement side of the labour department, two new bosses have now taken up new appointments. Gene Hydes is now the head of inspections and Clara Smith assumed the post of assistant director.

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