Salary Increase Approved For The Private Sector For Second Semester Of 2016

Author:Mr Francisco Salas Chaves and Daniel Valverde Mesén
Profession:Littler Mendelson

On June 15, 2016, Costa Rica's National Wages Council ("Consejo Nacional de Salarios") approved a 0.5% increase to the minimum wage for all private sector employees, except for domestic workers whose salaries will be increased by 2%. This salary increase will be effective on July 1, 2016.

Private sector employers are mandated to increase the wages only for employees whose salary is at the minimum wage level. For all other employees, any salary adjustment is voluntary.

Once the increase is published on the Official Gazette, the Ministry of...

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