☑️ The Basics


Currency: ARS, Argentine peso (Rate)

Public Holidays: 18 public holidays (see here)

Employer Taxes: 26% of gross salary

Official Language: Spanish

Payroll frequency: Monthly

13th / 14th Salary: (what's this?) ****The 13th salary is payable in two installments, one before 30 June and the other before 18 December.

Three things to know about employing in Argentina


  1. Employees receive "13th month" salary, which is paid out in two installments: once before 30 June and then before 18 December.
  2. Non-compete agreements in Argentina cannot exceed a maximum of two years in duration (save for exceptional cases) and must include compensation for the employee at the rate of at least 50% of their monthly salary.
  3. Sick leave is three months per year for employees with less than five years of service, and six months for employees who have been working for longer than five years. This duration is doubled for employees with dependents.

Employment in Argentina


Notice Period

The notice period depends on the length of employment:

Termination & Severance

Employers can terminate employment at any time without justified case, subject to payment of severance compensation provided by labour laws. Termination of employment with justified cause does not entail payment of severance compensation.

Terminated employees are entitled to mandatory severance pay equivalent to 1 month's pay for each year of employment (up to 3 years), plus any required notice period, remaining days within the calendar month, unused vacation and proportion of the 13th month salary accrued over the year.

Probationary period

Three months

Minimum Wage

20,588 ARS per month

IP protection and non-compete agreements

Non-compete agreements must be limited in scope and limited in time. They can not exceed a maximum of two years in duration (save for exceptional cases) and must include compensation for the employee, at at the rate of at least 50% of their monthly salary.

Working Hours

Eight hours daily and 48 hours per week.

Overtime

Overtime hours should not exceed three hours per day, 30 hours per month, or 200 hours per year.