For those times when you need to be absent from work for medical reasons, VMware employees are entitled to take Medical Leave, in accordance with statutory requirements, when approved by the Costa Rican Social Security Institution (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – CCSS). If your absence is related to Workers Compensation (Riesgos del Trabajo), due to work injuries, accidents and/or illnesses, you are may take Medical Leave, in accordance with statutory requirements, when approved by Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS).
All Costa Rica regular full-time and part-time employees and interns who are employed directly by VMware.
If you are on an approved CCSS Medical Leave, you will receive the following:
- Up to the first three (3) days of leave: VMware will pay each day at 100% of your base salary
- From day 4th onwards: CCSS will pay each day at 60% of your base salary, with no additional contribution from VMware
If you are on an approved INS Medical Leave, you will receive the following:
- From the 1st day onwards: INS will pay each day at 60% of your base salary with no additional contribution from VMware
Scheduling Medical Leave
You must provide the CCSS or INS Medical Leave certification to ensure your Medical Leave is appropriately captured and paid. To do this, please send a copy of your Medical Leave certification to Payroll , Costa Rica LOA  and your direct manager.
Please refer to the Medical Leave for Costa Rica Employees  policy [VMware network access required] for more details.