April 11 is a Paid Costa Rican Holiday for the Battle of Rivas

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Day of the Battle of Rivas is commemorated every April 11 in Costa Rica. This year it falls on Friday and as always, is a paid holiday in accordance with Article 148 of the Labor Code.

    No worker is required to work that day, unless they agree to do so, and in which case the company shall pay double. Anyone who refuses to do so cannot be punished for not working.

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    Firms with weekly or hourly pay, i.e. recognizing only the days actually worked in the week, they normally pay days worked during that week and add a standard daily rate for Friday 11 holiday pay. If the employee works on the holiday, their pay should be doubled.

    For companies that pay monthly or quarterly must pay the full salary for the week as is normally scheduled.

    If they work on the Friday 11 holiday, employers must add the salary of a single day, so that, added to that was already in the wage period, the double payment established by law.

    If overtime work occurs that Friday, employees must be paid double time and a half, or three times all overtime pay.

    All companies despite being national, transnational or international must give this holiday to Ticos. The same rule applies to private employers.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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