Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Argentina as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Argentina: Minimum wage to increase by 28% until 2021

The government and both sides of industry have just agreed a 28% increase in the monthly gross minimum wage …

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Argentina: Employment measures in response to COVID-19

The government is seeking to reduce state assistance to companies, whilst relaxing its ban on permanent layoffs …

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Argentina: Deadlines for entry permits extended

The validity of certain entry permits has been further extended until 18th October 2020 …

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Argentina: Transgender quota

President Alberto Fernandez has just signed a new decree establishing a 1% transgender quota for all jobs in the public sector …

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Argentina: Senate passes law regulating teleworking conditions

A law regulating the conditions applicable to teleworkers has now been passed by the Senate …

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Argentina: Dismissal for losing trust

Chamber 5 of the National Labor Appeals Court has concluded that an employer was justified in dismissing an employee for loss of trust in respect to computer use …

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Argentina: Delays and confusion in ATP

AFIP, the Revenue Service of Argentina, was charged with paying out Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production (ATP) “supplementary salary” assistance to employers in order to help maintain employment during the crisis …

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Argentina: Bills to tackle perceived problems

Even before the crisis is over, the Senate is hard at work introducing Bills to tackle perceived problems that have come to the fore in recent months …

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Argentina: Certification for carrying out essential activities

The government has introduced a system of certification for enabling those who carry out essential activities to travel on public roads during the health emergency …

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Argentina: Employers’ liability due to the current health emergency

The Superintendency of Occupational Risk (SRT) has advised employers that they must inform their occupational risk insurers about workers being required to work from home due to the current health emergency …

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Argentina: Decree of Need and Urgency

The “Decree of Need and Urgency” 34/219 has now been in operation since mid-December 2019 …

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Argentina: Senate gives final OK to progressive economic overhaul plan

As inflation hovers around 55% an emergency economic package has been approved by the State Senate …

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Argentina: Certificate of criminal records

The National Directorate of Migration has recently announced that foreign nationals who have been staying in the country for over six months will be required to provide a certification indicating a clear criminal record …

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Argentina: Re-register databases of personal data

All companies operating in Argentina are reminded that they must re-register their databases of personal data through the Distance Procedures Platform (DPP) by the 31st of October 2019 (Executive Order 132/2018 under the DPA) …

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Argentina: A series of minimum gross monthly rates imposed

The failure of the “National Council of Employment, Productivity and Minimum Wages” to reach a new minimum wage (SMVM) this Summer has led the government to impose a series of minimum gross monthly rates – culminating in ARS 16,875 (US$293 …

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