Regulation of Telework in Costa Rica

The business sector welcomes the passage of the bill in the first debate, and say that "its implementation will bring significant savings to employees and businesses.”

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

With 52 votes in favor and zero against the Legislative Plenary, it approved in its first debate, the file 21.141 Law to Regulate Telework, which aims to regulate this activity as an instrument to generate employment, informed the Legislative Assembly on July 30.

This bill aims to promote, regulate and implement telework as an instrument for the generation of employment and modernization of public and private organizations, through the use of information and communication technologies, adds the statement.

See "Without Quality Internet There is No Telecommuting”

For the Unión Costarricense de Cámaras y Asociaciones del Sector Empresarial Privado (UCCAEP), the approval in the first debate of the Telework Project constitutes a relevant and important achievement for our country.

The president of UCCAEP, Gonzalo Delgado, believes that "... Knowing the many benefits of the project was that we joined efforts with deputies, authorities of the Ministry of Labor and representatives of workers, to present it in November last year, which was undoubtedly an achievement because we tried to work for the benefit of the country.

We are part of a labor market that must adapt to a constantly changing environment, and teleworking is a modality that is increasingly frequent and facilitated by information and communications technology. Telework will create responsibilities and commitments of a social and individual nature and at the same time allow for personal fulfillment," said the president of UCCAEP
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