Paths to formalize employment relationships in Argentina

By María Lucía Belliz, Argentina Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship

In our previous issue, we introduced a number of taxation issues at the national level in Argentina. For this column, we will discuss employment regulation.

In Argentina, the Employment Contract Law (in Spanish, Ley 20744 Contrato de Trabajo, or LCT) establishes the framework for hiring employees. The law provides for several types of contracts which are introduced below.

Continuous contracts

Typically employment contracts in Argentina are non-fixed-term contracts. This implies that the work relationship will continue indefinitely until a specific cause makes it impossible to continue. Possible scenarios for termination include an employee’s resignation, dismissal with or without cause decided by the employer, retirement (complying with legal requirements) or the employee’s death.

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María Lucía Belliz is the director of the Investors Assistance Office of the Argentina Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship

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