Costa Rica: Labour Regulation
This page was last updated on 14 August 2019.
The Costa Rican labour code is a sophisticated piece of employment legislation regulating the terms and conditions of work, and has apparently been successful in creating harmonious workplace conditions. Perhaps as a result, trade unions have achieved very little penetration into Costa Rican business, and strikes are rare.
The extensive and expensive Costa Rican social security system amounts to a tax on employment of between 30% and 50% of gross salary (see Direct Corporate Taxation), but has perhaps also helped to create good employment conditions.