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Labor Law Summary & Information


 Costa Rican Labor and Employment law can be very confusing.  The Costa Rica Labor Code guarantees certain rights to the employee.   If and an employer does not follow the dispositions of the labor code then they could incur costly payments. In this section I am summarizing several aspects of Costa Rican Employment and Labor Laws.


Hiring a Domestic Employee

Registering your Employee with the Social Security System

Labor Laws: 

The Labor Code   (Codigo de Trabajo)  [This is the full text of the law in Spanish.]

Social Security Law (Ley Constitutiva de La Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social) [This is the full text of the law in Spanish.]

Related Sites:

Ministry of Labor (Ministerio de Trabajo) This is the official web site for the Ministry of Labor where you can find general information on Employee Terminations, Incapacity, Legal Holidays, Employee Vacations and more.

Social Security Administration(Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – CCSS) This is the official web site for the Social Security Administration.


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