Companies in the Cayman Islands need, from time to time, to brush up on their knowledge of the labour law.
To help, the Department of Labour and Pensions hosts workshops throughout the year.
Last month, they held a training session on the fundamentals of the Labour Law for several private sector companies.
Each attendee was given insight into upholding the law when dealing with employees and work environments. The instruction also gave further assistance in understanding certain provisions in the Labour Law (2011 Revision). As well as giving business owners, managers and other staff member’s guidance on the administration and application of the law as relevant to their working environment or industry.
Director of Labour and Pensions Mario Ebanks was the facilitator of the course.
“We are really working toward promoting a culture of workplace excellence, and if we can train business managers, owners and HR practitioners to properly understand and apply the Labour Law, we can achieve many things including: improve productivity in the workplace, promote tranquillity and good employer-employee relations, and also reduce the time and expense (for all parties) with dispute resolution, conciliation, and Labour Tribunal Hearings,” he said. “A good partnership between the Department and the business community is critical, while at the same time being clear as to the Rights of the employee.”
The companies represented were Roper’s Enterprises, Phoenix ltd, Mike’s Ice and Refrigeration, Maples and Calder , Grand Caymanian Resort, Prestige Motors, and Larry’s Hardware.
The DLP will continue to host courses on the Labour Law throughout the rest of the year, with another course planned for this month and November. Businesses or employees wishing to register for these courses, or seeking information or training in other areas of Labour or Pensions should contact the Department of Labour & Pensions on the 2nd floor of Mid Town Plaza on Elgin Avenue.
The department is open from 9am to 4pm Monday-Friday; telephone: 945-8960. The confidential hotline for labour and pension complaints is 945-3073.