Extension of the effects of the Law to install and maintain nurseries for employee’s children.


Dear Clients and Friends:

ROMERO PINEDA & ASOCIADOS, informs you that the Legislative Assembly approved Decree No. 790, which was published in the Official Gazette No. 250, volume No. 429 dated December 16, 2020 by means of which has extended the entry into force of the “Special law for the regulation and installation of nurseries for employee´s children”, for January 1, 2022.

The Law was approved in 2018 and initially entered in to force 24 months after its publication in the Official Gazette. The law contains 15 articles and regulates the right of employees to have nurseries and daycare for their children, which ages range from 4 months to 3 years, during the working day of their father or mother.

According to the regulations approved, employers of the private sector with 100 or more employees will be obliged to fulfill this benefit, having the power to define and implement the modality by means of which will comply with this law. Failure to comply carries fines of between five and eight minimum wages.

For more information and legal assistance on the terms, modalities and conditions of compliance, please feel free to contact Beatriz Merino, Coordinator of the Labor Unit at (503) 2505-5555 or email bmerino@romeropineda.com.

We will be pleased to assist you.


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