22 April 2020 – Bill passed to help protect workers during the COVID-19 emergency

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Parliament
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Congress

Overview: Congress approved a bill to protect workers during the emergency of COVID-19. A subsidy is created for unemployment, temporary suspension of the employment contract or reduction of working hours, in favor of private-sector workers, informal workers and independent workers who have seen their income affected as a result of the entry into force of executive decree 42227-MP-S, published on March 16, 2020.
Full details here: https://www.pgrweb.go.cr/scij/Busqueda/Normativa/Normas/nrm_texto_completo.aspx?param1=NRTC&nValor1=1&nValor2=91104&nValor3=120198&strTipM=TC

Type of Justification: No justification given