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WORC Operation Targets Persons Working Outside the Law

Law Enforcement 28 Jun, 2023 Follow News

WORC Operation Targets Persons Working Outside the Law

The Enforcement & Compliance Unit at Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) continue their operations whereby enforcement inspections are carried out.

In partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the operation’s purpose was to seek out persons or employers who are in contravention of the Immigration Transition Act.

The operation focused on inspections at a number of local bars in the George Town area and an air conditioning company. These inspections were deemed necessary due to information received and the proactive action of WORC officers.

The two separate operations found three (3) persons in violation which resulted in arrests for working outside the terms and limitations of their work permits.

Acting Deputy Director Mervin Manderson stated “Nearing the end 2022, WORC Compliance Officers carried out a series of proactive operations which continued into 2023. Although we previously reported on the 2022 operations which resulted in arrests, persons and employers continue to carelessly breach the Immigration Transition Act. Employers are reminded to ensure their staff are working with valid permits and in the correct occupations.”

He further stated, “Employers can complete an amendment application to capture separate work duties instead of allowing them to work outside of their permit terms.”

WORC continues to investigate information received from the public and will execute operations when necessary to bring offenders to justice.

Persons who want to provide WORC with information may do so anonymously by completing the online form on the WORC website www.worc.ky under the complaints tab or email worccomplaints@gov.ky.

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