The first mega inspection carried out by different government institutions, headed by the Ministry of Labor, that was aimed at verifying compliance with labor, tax, immigration, health and social security regulations, resulting in the fining of 14 stores and the closure of one in downtown San Jose.
Immigration officiers verify the status of foreign workers.. Photo courtesy Ministry of Labor.
In the 14 businesses fined were found breaches to issues such as receipts and minimum salary, among others. The shuttered business had inconsistencies with its ‘patente’ (operating permits).
Immigration officials confirmed the verification of 19 workers with residency in the country, of which two were cited for expired immigration status.
For its part, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) verified the information of employers, all but one were