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The Employment Contract Act (Argentina)

The Employment Contract Act No. 20,744 (ECA)

The Employment Contract Act No. 20,744 (ECA)
Argentine employment law governs all employment relationships executed in Argentina, regardless of the place of incorporation of the employer or the place in which the contract was concluded.
The ECA gives employees rights to, among other things:

  • Severance payments and minimum notice periods in the case of dismissal.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • A minimum weekly rest period of 35 hours, a 12-hour break between work days and overtime.
  • Annual paid vacation.
  • A 13th month payment (a form of mandatory yearly bonus).
  • Healthcare protection.
  • A compulsory retirement plan.

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