Employee Entitlements

It's always important to know your rights. We urge every employee to become familiar with their employee handbook in addition to familiarising themselves with Cayman's Labour Law and the proposed changes to that law.

Labour Law – Know Your Rights

Here are some of the highlights of the laws governing employment in the Cayman Islands.

Overtime & Weekend Hours

As is the case in most leading jurisdictions around the world, many companies expect their employees to work beyond the normal eight-hour work day. Conversely, standard human resource (HR) practices may vary from country to country.

Health Insurance & Other Benefits

Health insurance in the Cayman Islands is mandatory. Employers are required to provide employees, their spouses and dependents with health insurance. Employees are also entitled to a pension plan.

Similar to other parts of the world, employers may offer enhanced benefits to prospective employees and it is not uncommon to see employers offering enhanced vacation leave, relocation expenses, additional pension contributions, bonus options, upgrades to premium health insurance and private school fees, amongst others. It can be very expensive to move household items to Cayman and different employers will have more or less generous relocation packages, so review the offer of employment carefully.

Many employers offer attractive health insurance packages for their employees, some even including wellness and preventative options. Click this link for the Health Insurance Providers page.