Acerca de Littler Costa Rica

We are the leading firm of lawyers experienced in labor law in Central America. Our Costa Rica office has been ranked for consecutive years by Chambers and Partners – the number one ranking for law firms worldwide – as the most recommended and highest rated law firm providing labor law services in the country.

Áreas de Práctica

Private Labor Law

Labor and Employment Consulting

We offer clients the option of having a labor and employment law consultant on retainer for their company’s everyday needs, including everyday business inquiries, immediate updates on labor law reform, calculation of labor compensations and salary garnishments, and training of personnel on labor subjects through “in-house” seminars, among others.

Additional services we provide include labor self-diagnosis, labor due diligence, consultation on developing internal regulations, compensation plans and confidentiality agreements, consultation on the treatment of impatriates and expatriates, and training programs, among others.

Public Labor Law

Our practice integrates Constitutional Law and Public Labor Law to provide counseling to Public Sector Institutions through the following services: General Labor Consulting; Consulting on Drafting Regulations, Internal Audits, and Employment Contracts, Personnel Actions, and  Confidentiality Agreements; Consulting on Collective Bargaining Agreement Reform and Negotiation Processes and on matters related to the Contraloría General de la República (national comptroller) and the Procuraduría General de la República (an adviser and legal representative of the state); drafting and managing appeals for legal protection of Constitutional rights and actions of unconstitutionality, among others.

Payroll Management

We have created a consulting line specialized in payroll management that can complement key processes for your organization through the following services: BDS Payroll® Payroll Management and Bridge Payroll Service. Managing temporary personnel payroll can be a slow and costly process for a company that has just begun operations or is already established in a country. Through this service, we manage the responsibilities your company has before all administrative and judicial authorities, with continued employment law support services on a retainer basis.


We have a specialized team of lawyers that provides comprehensive counseling on all phases of litigation, including conflict analysis, first instance and appeals, which includes those to higher courts.

We also provide consulting services for international cases, internal conflicts in companies, and contract-related litigation. We are also experienced in disputes outside the courts.


Our Immigration practice is endorsed by over 20 years of experience and aims to provide a top-notch service at competitive rates.

This service is intended to unify labor and immigration topics to provide our clients with a comprehensive and customized service for both companies and the foreign workers they need to transfer to Costa Rica.

Nuestras Oficinas

With offices in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, our lawyers provide preventive and corrective counsel for individual and collective labor conflicts to local companies and institutions and multinational companies.

We have also been featured and referenced in several other law firm rankings, such as The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers international. Additionally, our Managing Partner Marco Durante Calvo was selected for inclusion in the 2015 Best Lawyers in Costa Rica© in the field of Labor and Employment Law and was named “Lawyer of the Year” for San José. 

San José

Castillo Torre Luz
East Side of Ferretería EPA
San José
Costa Rica