Argentina

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Country Snapshot

The GPS Country Snapshot includes 25 sections of information about labor law compliance in Argentina. See a sample of popular sections below.

Termination of Employment

In Argentina, employment contracts can be dissolved:

  • By the will of both parties to the contract
  • With prior notice in writing

The notice period depends on the length of service, as follows:

  • By the employee: 15 days
  • By the employer:
    • 15 days for employment under 3 months
    • 1 month for employment between 3 months and 5 years
    • 2 months for employment exceeding 5 years

The notice must be given in writing and clearly state the grounds for the termination of the contract. There are provisions for waiving off notice by paying remuneration instead.

Work Permits

Applicants must submit the required documents at the Consular Office. Consular authorities may require supplementary or additional documents if necessary. Required documents and procedures include a valid passport, photographs, an application form, proof of address, employment contract, certificate of good conduct from the current country of residence, as well as consular fees and a consular interview. Temporary residence permit is granted for 90 days.

Paid Annual Leave

The labor law grants 90 days of paid maternity leave - 45 days before childbirth and the remaining 45 days after the delivery. The employee can reduce the pre-childbirth leave to no less than 35 days and use the remaining accumulated leave post-birth.

Working Hours

The standard working hours in Argentina are limited to 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. A workday includes periods of inactivity during the workday as per the contract. There must be a gap of 12 hours between the close of one working day and the beginning of the next. The law prohibits occupying employees after 1:00 PM on Saturday through the following day. Night work is carried out between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM the next day and cannot last more than 7 hours. In the case of hazardous jobs, the duration of work is limited to 6 hours per day or 36 hours per week.

Teleworking

Working hours for teleworking employees are determined in their employment contract. They have the right not to be contacted and to disconnect from digital devices and/or information and communication technologies, outside of their working day and during leave periods. Employers must not require the person who works to perform tasks, nor send communications, by any means, outside the working day.  

Maternity Leave

The labor law grants 90 days of paid maternity leave - 45 days before childbirth and the remaining 45 days after the delivery. The employee can reduce the pre-childbirth leave to no less than 35 days and use the remaining accumulated leave post-birth.

Minimum Wage

In Argentina, subject to specific regulations, minimum wages are set differently for workers in the public sector, the agriculture sector as well as for domestic workers. 

From March 2024, the minimum wage will be ARS 202,800 for all monthly workers, and ARS 1,014 per hour for daily workers.

Country Profile

The GPS Country Profile contains detailed information on over 60 topics related to labor law compliance within Argentina.
  • Type of Employment Relationship
  • Permanent Employment
  • Fixed-Term or Specific-Purpose Contracts
  • Temporary Employment Contracts
  • Part-time Employment
  • Young Worker Employment
  • Vendors and Independent Contractors
  • Types of Contracts
  • Probationary Period
  • Termination of the Contract of Employment
  • Grounds for Termination
  • Notice of Dismissal
  • Fair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Suspension of Contract of Employment
  • Severance Benefits
  • Hours of Work
  • Work Week and Timekeeping
  • Night Work and Shift Work
  • Overtime
  • Remote Work
  • Required Time Off
  • Public Holidays
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity
  • Other Forms of Leave
  • Social Insurance and Retirement
  • Social Security Contribution
  • National Retirement Scheme
  • Dependents’/Survivors Benefit
  • Life and Disability Insurance/Benefit
  • Statutory Allowances
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Minimum Wage (Basic Wage)
  • Bonuses, Profit Sharing and Other Compensation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Work Environment
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Prohibition of Discrimination
  • Prohibition of Harassment
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Whistleblowers and Retaliation
  • Workers’ representation in the organization
  • Freedom of Association
  • Registration and Recognition of Unions
  • Trade Union Personality
  • Collective Bargaining and Agreements
  • Disputes and Settlements
  • Strikes and Lockouts
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Taxation of Compensation and Benefits
  • Income Tax
  • Taxation of Employee Benefits
  • Tax Filing and Payment Procedures
  • Double Tax Relief and Tax Treaties
  • Visas and Work Permits
  • Visas
  • Work Permits and Residence Permits

 Country Snapshot

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