On August 31st, the day of the black person and Afro-Costa Rican Culture is commemorated, this by virtue of Law 10,050 which came into force on November 22, 2021; for 2022 the holiday will be transferred to September 04. Our Labor Code declares said day as non-compulsory paid holiday.
An employer with a weekly payment method (non-commercial activity) who only pays the days worked may give the employee the day off without obligation to pay for the time not worked. However, an employer must pay regular wages to an employee who works the day.
An employer with a biweekly or monthly payment method must pay double time to an employee who works the day.