Littler Global Guide - Costa Rica - Q4 2022

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Regulation for CCSS Debt Forgiveness for Employers and Independent Workers

New Regulation or Official Guidance

Author: Marco Arias, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

Law 10,232, known as the “law authorizing the forgiveness of debt for the formalization and collection of social security contributions” and enacted in May 2022, established a period of one year to file requests for the forgiveness of debts before the Social Security Fund (CCSS for its acronym in Spanish). However, the law had not entered into force pending the publication of the regulations. With the publication of the regulations, the one-year period began on December 15, 2022, and will expire on December 15, 2023.

Minimum Salary Increase for 2023

Important Action by Regulatory Agency

Author: Marco Arias, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

On October 24, 2022, the National Salary Council (CNS, for its acronym in Spanish) agreed to increase the minimum wage for the private sector for 2023 by 6.62%. Additionally, the differentiated adjustments will be reflected as follows: For monthly domestic service, an additional 2.33%; for monthly semi-skilled workers, 0.39%; qualified workers by day, 0.39%; and for monthly specialized workers, 0.55%. Pursuant to the CNS agreements, the increase will take effect as of January 1, 2023.

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