Category: Costa Rica Employees

Aguinaldo or Christmas bonus in Costa Rica is obligatory

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes In most countries around the world, employees do not receive a Christmas bonus – Aguinaldo in Spanish. For your information: it is mandatory to pay the Aguinaldo – Christmas bonus to all your employees during the first 20 days of December, even if they work only a few hours a…

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6 Reasons for NOT paying your household employees once a month

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Did you know you should not pay your household employees by the month, but every week? Most of the time, I find new topics for my blogs while being with clients. This time, we are killing some time while waiting for another realtor who was running late. My client asks…

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8 Unusual things housekeepers in Costa Rica do

This week, I would like to share with you some unusual things housekeepers in Costa Rica do. Things that are very normal to them but unusual to you and me. Housekeepers do these strange things because they come from a different culture and background than us and you should realize this before you hire her.…

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13 Important rules when hiring a maid or caretaker in Costa Rica

Having your doubts about what to do when hiring a maid or a caretaker in Costa Rica? Imagine never having to clean your house again, or having to do the laundry and ironing shirts and pants. Cleaning the windows, do the yard and clean your pool. You’ll be able to finally sit down on your…

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