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Argentina PEO & Employer of Record

Expand your organization into Argentina with or without an Argentinian entity

The economy of Argentina, while having a tumultuous history, is still the second-largest in the continent of South America, after Brazil. As such, the country holds many opportunities for foreign investors, and many businesses still look to expand there.

If your organization is planning an expansion into Argentina, your progress may be stalled by the country’s complex business and employment laws. If you are unfamiliar with the local customs, procedures, and language, you may hit delays, which could result in costs spiraling and cutting into your profits.

At Horizons, we offer full support to organizations planning an expansion into Argentina. Our bespoke professional service organization (PEO), employer of record, and payroll services can offer everything needed to expand your business into Argentina, whether or not you have already established an Argentinian entity.

With our own in-house recruitment team, we can also source, hire, and onboard your employees in Argentina, as well as manage any ongoing HR and compliance administration. Our dedicated team will provide everything you need to expand into Argentina as efficiently as possible and could save you thousands in expenditure.

Our Argentina PEO simplifies your expansion

Horizons enables you to expand your business into Argentina, without needing to establish a legal subsidiary.

Rapid Market Entry

Horizons will enable you to source, hire, and onboard professionals across Argentina in as little as 48 hours.

Cost-Effective Expansion

Our PEO solution can help you benefit from cost savings of up to 82%, without the need to establish an Argentina entity.

Payroll Services

Simplified Argentina salary & payroll processing, including any tax, withholdings, and any other required contributions.

Employee Onboarding

Utilize the relevant provision for all types of Argentinian labor contracts, whether a fixed-term or open-ended contract.

Onsite Legal & HR Team

Full support for Argentina-specific contract renewals, terminations, annual leave management, HR, and strategic guidance.

Ensure Full Compliance

We ensure that employment contracts are fully compliant and adhere to Argentina labor laws and best practices.

Hiring in Argentina: Employment law overview

📝 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.

⏰ 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.

📅 Public holidays in Argentina

1 Jan
New Year’s Day
24 Feb
Carnival Monday
25 Feb
Carnival Tuesday
23 Mar-24 Mar
Truth and Justice Memorial Day
2 Apr
Malvinas Day
9 Apr
Maundy Thursday
10 Apr
Good Friday
1 May
Labour Day
25 May
May Day Revolution
15 Jun
Martin Miguel de Guemes Day
20 Jun
National Flag Day
21 Jun
Father’s Day
9 Jul-10 Jul
Independence Day
17 Aug
San Martin’s Day
12 Oct
Day of respect for cultural diversity
18 Oct
Mother’s Day
23 Nov
Day of National Sovereignty
7 Dec
Christmas Eve (Bridge Day)
8 Dec
Immaculate Conception Day
25 Dec
Christmas 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.

💳 Argentina compensations & benefits

Compensation laws in Argentina

The minimum wage in Argentina is 16,875 pesos per month for full-time employees.

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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