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Hire Workers in Costa Rica

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in Costa Rica.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed Term Contracts are permitted in Costa Rica, but only allowed for a maximum length of 3 months. If a worker continues to work beyond the expiration of the fixed-term contract will automatically characterize it as an indefinite contract.

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Probationary Periods

A probationary period is allowed to be included only in indefinite employment contracts. Generally, the probationary period is 30 days but can have a maximum length of 3 months and cannot be extended. During the probationary period, the employment contract can be terminated without cause.


Workers recognize 9 paid public holidays in addition to 2 unpaid public holidays. Workers are entitled to double-pay for regular hours worked and triple-pay for overtime hours worked on those days. Employers are required to grant up to four unpaid holidays per year for other religious holidays.

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Workers are entitled to two weeks of paid vacation for every 50 weeks worked (or at least one day for each month worked prior to the 50-week mark). Employees generally must be permitted to take the entire vacation at one time. Accrued but unused vacation is due at termination.

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Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to paid sick leave if they have contributed to social security the month prior to falling ill or becoming injured. Workers must be paid at least 50% of their salary during the first three days of leave. The government pays the remainder sick leave and requires the Worker to submit a medical certificate.

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Overtime hours must be compensated at least at 150%.

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization

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