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Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Argentina operates in line with Argentinian labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Argentina in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development.
We also process monthly payroll, and, as an Argentina Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Argentina PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Argentina market.
|PEO Platform Hire in Argentina, and pay employees through our platform or app.||PEO Cost Our Argentina PEO solution is the most affordable on the market.||Time-to-hire Fast onboarding in Argentina, hire in as little as 24 hours.|
|Contracts We draft labor contracts compliant with Argentinian labor law.||Local Benefits We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Argentina.||185+ Countries It doesn’t stop with Argentina — we are an international PEO|
We strongly recommend having a clearly written contract of employment for every one of your employees in Argentina. These contracts should cover all relevant details such as compensation, working hours, and so on, be written in Spanish, and use the Argentine peso.
|Probationary period||No probation period|
|Termination notice period||1 – 2 months, depending on contract|
|Severance||1 month’s salary per year of employment|
|Probationary period||3 months|
|Termination notice period||15 days – 2 months, depending on years of service|
|Severance||1 month’s salary per year of employment|
A normal working week in Argentina is 48 hours. Overtime should be compensated at a rate of between 150% and 200% of normal pay, depending on when the work is done. Overtime should not exceed 30 hours in any month.
Quick, compliant hiring in 24 hours—no subsidiary required.
Argentina has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2023 these holidays are:
|1 Jan Sunday||New Year’s Day|
|20 Feb Monday||Carnival / Shrove Monday|
|21 Feb Tuesday||Carnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day|
|24 Mar Friday||Memorial Day|
|2 Apr Sunday||Day of the Veterans|
|6 Apr Thursday||Maundy Thursday, First day of Passover|
|7 Apr Friday||Good Friday, Second Day of Passover|
|12 Apr Wednesday||Seventh Day of Passover|
|13 Apr Thursday||Last day of Passover|
|21 Apr Friday||End of Ramadan (Tentative Date)|
|1 May Monday||Labor Day / May Day|
|25 May Thursday||National Day/May 1810 Revolution|
|26 May Friday||Bridge Public Holiday|
|17 Jun Saturday||Commemoration of General Don Martín Miguel de Güemes|
|19 Jun Monday||Bridge Public Holiday|
|20 Jun Tuesday||Flag Day|
|29 Jun Thursday||Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)|
|9 Jul Sunday||Independence day|
|19 Jul Wednesday||Muharram/New Year|
|21 Aug Monday||San Martín Day|
|16 Sep Saturday||Rosh Hashana|
|17 Sep Sunday||Second day of Rosh Hashana|
|25 Sep Monday||Yom Kippur|
|13 Oct Friday||Bridge Public Holiday|
|16 Oct Monday||Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity|
|20 Nov Monday||National Sovereignty Day|
|8 Dec Friday||Feast of the Immaculate Conception|
|25 Dec Monday||Christmas Day|
The paid vacation allowance of employees in Argentina depends on their length of service with an employer. The allowance starters at 14 days after six months of service, then increases incrementally up to 35 days after 20 years of service.
Employees in Argentina who have under five years of service are entitled to three months of paid leave. Beyond five years, they are entitled to six months of paid leave.
Female employees in Argentina are entitled to 45 days of paid maternity leave before giving birth and 45 days after. Male employees are entitled to two days of paid paternity leave after their child’s birth.
For employees in Argentina with under five years of service, employers must provide 15 days of notice prior to termination. Employees with more than five years of service are entitled to two months of notice.
Employers and employees in Argentina must contribute a percentage of salaries toward various social funds.
Employers must pay:
Employees must pay (contributions limits apply):
There is mandatory national health insurance in Argentina. Some employers may also choose to offer additional private medical insurance to employees.
The minimum wage in Argentina is 16,875 pesos per month for full-time employees.
|Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart||(Per month in USD)|
Employees in Argentina often expect benefits packages as part of their employment agreements, so you may need to set up a benefits management system when hiring in the country. But setting up and managing a benefits system in Argentina can be complicated, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the country’s unique regulations and procedures.
Horizons can help you simplify this stage of your Argentina expansion by offering tailored benefit management outsourcing. Our experts will advise you on the best course of action and take care of your benefit setup and management, helping you focus on the important job of your Argentinian expansion.
With Horizons, you get quick service, transparent pricing, and expert support.
An Argentina PEO and an Argentina EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Argentina.
The main difference between an Argentina PEO and an Argentina EOR is in the scope of their services.
Argentina PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging an Argentina PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Argentina.
Argentina EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Argentina EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Argentina.
At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Argentina. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.
A PEO in Argentina can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Argentina.
However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Argentina may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.
Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.
In most cases, Horizons’ Argentina PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Argentina.
It is possible to get a work visa in Argentina. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Argentina are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.