Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Argentine peso ($, ARS)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

19 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$ (115 of 140, 2023)

Statutory Leave

Up to 35 days

Sick Leave

3 - 6 months

Maternity Leave

90 days

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

In Argentina, the minimum wage is 69,500 Argentine pesos (ARS) per month.

Overtime Pay

Unless otherwise dictated by a collective bargaining agreement, overtime pay is either 50% more than normal wages or 100% if the hours were worked during a holiday/rest period.

Additional Pay

Argentinian law stipulates that all employees receive an Aguinaldo (SAC - Sueldo anual complementario), more commonly referred to as a 13th-month salary. This payment is typically paid in two installments - the first being processed in June and the second in December. Each of the installments must be equal to half of the highest monthly wage the employee has received in the preceding six months.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 16%: Argentine Integrated Pension System (Retirement)
  • 2%: Public health insurance (PAMI)
  • 5%: Social health fund
  • 1.50%: National Employment Fund
  • 7.50%: Family's assignations

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 11%: Pension
  • 3%: Public health insurance (PAMI)
  • 3%: Social health fund
  • 5%: ARS 0-64,532.64
  • 9%: ARS 64,532.64 - 129,065.29
  • 12%: ARS 129,065.29 - 193,597.93
  • 15%: ARS 193,597.93 - 258,130.58
  • 19%: ARS 258,130.58 - 387,195.86
  • 23%: ARS 387,195.86 - 516,261.14
  • 27%: ARS 516,261.14 - 774,391.71
  • 31%: ARS 774,391.71 - 1,032,522.30
  • 35%: ARS 1.032.522,30 and above

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employers must provide a reason for termination. Acceptable reasons include employee conduct, economic factors, or an inability on behalf of the employee to perform the work required.

Different circumstances and justifications for termination can impact factors such as severance pay, so termination procedures in Argentina can be complicated.

Notice period

Notice periods for termination in Argentina vary based on lengths of service.

  • 15 days during the probationary period
  • One month for less than five years of service  
  • Two months for over five years of service

In lieu of notice, Argentine employers can pay terminated employees an amount equivalent to wages owed over their notice period.

Probation Period

The probation period for new permanent employees is 3 months.

Severance Details

Severance pay in Argentina depends on the employee’s tenure and the conditions of dismissal. Employees terminated without cause are entitled to several forms of severance pay, including:

  • Seniority compensation, based on the employees' highest monthly salary
  • Compensation in lieu of prior notice
  • Compensation for any remaining days in the month, if the employee is terminated prior to the end of the month
  • Compensation for unused vacation time
  • Pro rata compensation for the 13th month's salary
  • Special compensation in accordance with collective bargaining agreements
  • Special compensation for pregnant employees terminated within 7.5 months before or after the due date
  • Special compensation for employees on sick leave
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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