(CMR) Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) fined local fast food chain Wendy’s CI$125,325.00 for offenses, including employing 14 outside the terms of their permits. The administrative fine was collected on 15th June.
The business was fined following investigations initiated based on information WORC received. With the collaboration of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP), the investigation advanced, which resulted in finding fourteen (14) counts of employing persons outside the terms of their permits and one (1) count of making a false representation to WORC.
Deputy Director of Compliance at WORC, Mervin Manderson, stated, “The investigation was carried out in a very efficient and professional manner by the lead officer on the case, and I am proud of the officer and all team members who assisted. I also want to say a big thank you to the DLP team for their assistance on this case. The actions by the DLP officers played a pivotal role in the success of the investigation.”
“I encourage employers to ensure your staff have valid work permits and that their duties match the occupation on the permit that has been approved by WORC. We prefer to have compliant employers rather than having to levy such penalties on our local businesses; however, we will meet our obligations to bring justice to those who breach our Immigration rules,” he added.