When salaries go up, so do fines and penalties

The cost of being bad just got more expensive.

Because the colon traditionally has been unstable, many fines and penalties here are stated in base salaries, as in “the fine will be two base salaries.”
Because minimum salaries went up Jan. 1 so did the base salary on which all the legal definitions are resting: the monthly salary of an auxiliar administrative 1 of the Poder Judicial. That salary is now 316,200 colons a month.

That’s about $634.

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