Friday 2 June 2023

Monday, May 1, Labor Day, is a mandatory paid holiday

Paying the bills


Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of ex-wife

QCOSTARICA - The Criminal Court of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste,...

Costa Rica’s “most sold newspaper” is no more!

QCOSTARICA - Grupo Extra announced on Wednesday that they...

Bilingualism inserts professionals in global markets

QCOSTARICA - In today's interconnected world, having bilingual skills...

Millions Left Unclaimed in Costa Rica’s Christmas Lottery

Participating in the chaos of the Gordo Navideño, which...

Costa Rica under green alert due to a possible increase in rainfall caused by tropical waves

QCOSTARICA - Tropical wave number 3 is expected to...

Costa Rica Fashion Week is gearing up for its 2023 edition

QCOSTARICA - Under the slogan "forever green", the Costa...

Dollar Exchange

¢539.74 BUY

¢545.79 SELL

2 June 2023 - At The Banks - Source: BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – The Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social (MTSS) – Ministry of Labor and Social Security – announced that May 1, International Labor Day, will be one of the mandatory paid holidays, as established in article 148 of the Labor Code.

The law establishes that no working person is obliged to work those holidays, only if there is an agreement between the employee and employer. If they oppose working on the holiday, they cannot be penalized for that cause. 

- Advertisement -

For simplicity sake, employees working a mandatory pay holiday are paid double for the day and triple for any overtime that day.

For 2023, there are four mandatory pay holidays left: July 25 (Guanacaste Day), August 15 (Mother’s Day), September 15 (Independence Day), and December 25 (Christmas Day).

For the holiday Monday, all banks, government offices, and embassies, among others will be closed.

While most retail businesses will be open on the holiday Monday, professional offices (ie doctors, lawyers, etc) will most likely be closed.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Labor Day in Latin American Countries

Q REPORTS (Latin American Post) May 1 is International Workers' Day....

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

%d bloggers like this: