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Argentina EOR & PEO

SALARY PAYMENT IN Argentine Peso (ARS, $)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Spanish / English 

PAYROLL TAX 26.91% – 29.91%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Argentina

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 EOR is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Argentina market.

Note, an Argentina Employer of Record is also known as an Argentina Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Facts & Stats

EOR Platform

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EOR Cost

Our Argentina EOR 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.

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Argentina

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.

Fixed-term
Probationary periodNo probation period
Termination notice period1 – 2 months, depending on contract
Severance1 month’s salary per year of employment
Indefinite
Probationary period3 months
Termination notice period15 days – 2 months, depending on years of service
Severance1 month’s salary per year of employment

Working hours in Argentina

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.

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Public holidays in Argentina

Argentina has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan MondayNew Year’s Day
12 Feb  MondayCarnival / Shrove Monday
13 Feb TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
24 Mar SundayMemorial Day
28 Mar ThursdayMaundy Thursday
29 Mar FridayGood Friday
10 Apr WednesdayEnd of Ramadan (Tentative Date)
29 Apr MondaySeventh Day of Passover
30 Apr TuesdayLast day of Passover
1 May WednesdayLabor Day / May Day
25 May SaturdayNational Day/May 1810 Revolution
26 May FridayBridge Public Holiday
17 Jun MondayCommemoration of General Don Martín Miguel de Güemes
17 Jun MondayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)
20 Jun ThursdayBridge Public Holiday
20 Jun ThursdayFlag Day
8 Jul MondayMuharram/New Year
9 Jul TuesdayIndependence day
17 Aug SaturdaySan Martín Day
2 Oct WednesdayRosh Hashana
3 Oct ThursdaySecond day of Rosh Hashana
11 Oct FridayBridge Public Holiday
12 Oct SaturdayYom Kippur
12 Oct SaturdayDay of Respect for Cultural Diversity
18 Nov MondayNational Sovereignty Day
8 Dec SundayFeast of the Immaculate Conception
25 Dec WednesdayChristmas Day

Argentina vacation leave

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.

Argentina sick leave

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.

Parental leave in Argentina

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.

Terminations and severance in Argentina

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.

Taxation in Argentina

Employers and employees in Argentina must contribute a percentage of salaries toward various social funds.

Employers must pay:

  • 17% for pension
  • 0.5% for life insurance
  • 2.41% for labor insurance
  • 6% for health insurance
  • Between 4.44% and 5.56% to a family allowance fund

Employees must pay (contributions limits apply):

  • 11% to pension
  • 3% to social services
  • 3% to health insurance

Health coverage in Argentina

There is mandatory national health insurance in Argentina. Some employers may also choose to offer additional private medical insurance to employees.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Argentina

The minimum wage in Argentina is 234,315.12 ARS per month for full-time employees.

Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart (Per month in USD)
Switzerland (Geneva) $4,000
Italy $2,255
Australia $1996
Algeria $156
Uzbekistan $22
Benefit management in Argentina

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.

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FAQs

Generally speaking, the terms “Argentina PEO” and Argentina EOR” are used interchangeably.

An EOR 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 EOR 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.