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Withdrawal from the Labor Capitalization Fund
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The Labor Capitalization Fund (LCF) in Costa Rica is similar to unemployment benefits in the United States. Employers make contributions to the fund so employees can receive income in case of future unemployment.  The general rule is that this benefit becomes available after five continuous years working for the same employer,

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Reduction of work schedule
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Last Saturday, the President of the Republic signed a new law which allows employers to reduce the work schedule up to a 75% during the State of Emergency Declaration caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This bill has been in effect since last Monday, March 23rd, recorded as law No. 9832.

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The President Carlos Alvarado signed into law a bill from Congress which was approved this last Saturday March 21.  This action is one of the many measures the current administration is taking to mitigate the impact the crisis created by the virus COVID 19. This new law, allows employers to

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If you like the good life and you are looking for a place where the beaches meets the mountains and you are also wondering what the chances are of working in the land of the Pura Vida as a foreign person, this article might clear up the picture for you.

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People often ask what it means to have Condición Restringida on your DIMEX card. It basically means that you cannot work. On the other hand, Libre Condición means that you can work. Under Section 2 of the Immigration Regulation, Condición Restringida is a limitation set forth by the Immigration Department

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Labor

What to pay when you are letting an employee go. Under Costa Rican labor laws, domestic workers are considered employees, and as such, you are required to pay certain benefits. A lot of people do not realize this until the employee is laid off, then a few weeks later you

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