DOING BUSINESS IN COSTA RICA
LABOR LEGISLATION - 15 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
By Marco Durante Calvo, BDS Asesores
1. What may you ask at a job interview?
When hiring high-ranking management positions, a company usually requires services from a firm that specializes in the process of candidate recruitment and selection; however, it is possible and common for companies to hire personnel directly and carry out such processes. In such cases, you have to consider that our labor legislation seeks to eliminate the discrimination of people in labor relations. The discrimination prohibition starts with the recruitment process and is maintained even once the labor relation has ended.
LABOR, SOCIAL SECURITY AND PAYROLL LIABILITIES
By Randall González Solano, BLP Abogados
Given the impact that employer labor liabilities have on the cost of doing business, such liabilities are of fundamental importance when making decisions about investing in Costa Rica. Costa Rica’s social security system is a modern system where beneficiaries receive high quality medical services financed through a three-tiered system: State, employer and employee contributions.