Employees in Argentina

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
48 hours a week
  • Maximum Duration
8 hours a day and 48 hours a week, but there are very many exceptions.
  • Night Hours
7 hours from 9 pm to 6 am.
Working Rest Day
From 1 pm Saturday to midnight Sunday barring exceptions.
Paid Annual Vacation
According to seniority:
- 15 days if less than 5 years in the same company
- 35 days if more than 20 years
Retirement Age
60 for women, 65 for men
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
Informal Labor Market
It is estimated that 30% of the active population moonlights. There is little communication on this subject.

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
980 pesos per month
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings in Argentina is ARS 2,342 (USD 616).
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
50% for ordinary days
100% for Saturdays after 1 pm, Sundays and public holidays
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
  • Pay For Night Hours
7 hours of work paid 8
  • Pay For Overtime at Night
Same rule

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
Health insurance (medical care, maternity, disability, death), retirement pensions.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 33%.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 17%
Competent Organization
Ministry of Labor

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