Employment law and labour rights in Argentina stem from the Argentina Constitution, international treaties, the Employment Contract Law (ECL), federal statutes and collective bargaining agreements.

Unusual aspects pf Argentinian labour law include employees’ entitlement to a “13th month” of salary from their employer, which is payable to the employee in two annual instalments and a requirement for employers to maintain a labour book containing details of all employees.

A striking aspect of Argentinian law is that, when dismissing employees due to lack of work, employees’ family responsibilities must be taken into account in deciding the order of selection for dismissal. Employees with fewer family responsibilities should be dismissed first.

Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

Annual leave

Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

Continue Reading
Global employers with operations in Argentina will be aware of some of the more unusual legal requirements

Seven striking facts about employment law in Argentina

24 Mar 2015

Do employment contracts in Argentina need to be in writing? Are employees entitled to paid sick leave? How should employers...

Continue Reading