- 1st January – new Year’s Day
- 15th February – Carnival Monday (Monday before Ash Wednesday)
- 16th February – Carnival Tuesday (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
- 24th March – Truth and Justice Memorial Day
- 2nd April – Good Friday
- 2nd April – Malvinas Day (Veteran’s Day)
- 1st May – Labour Day
- 24th May – May Day Revolution (Bridge Day)
- 20th June – National Flag Day
- 21st June – Martin Miguel de Guemes Day
- 9th July – Independence Day
- 16th August – San Martin’s Day (Third Monday in August)
- 8th October – Public Holiday
- 11th October – Day of respect for cultural diversity
- 22nd November – Day of National Sovereignty (Fourth Monday in November)
- 8th December – Immaculate Conception Day
- 25th December – Christmas Day
National holidays must be observed, and the corresponding salary should be paid twice whenever services are actually performed during those days.
Paid Time Off
PTO (Paid Time Off)
- Vacation/Annual Paid Leave
Employees are entitled to paid annual leave. Paid leave is granted to employees who have completed at least six months of service with the same employer over a period of twelve calendar months. Annual leave is compulsory and the employer must grant them between October 1 and April 30 as follows:
- up to 5 years of service – 14 calendar days.
- between 5 and 10 years of service – 21 calendar days.
- between 10 and 20 years of service – 28 calendar days.
- over 20 years of service – 35 calendar days.
- Rollovers and payout of unused hours
- Use-it-or-lose-it policy
By agreement, an employee may carry over up to 1/3rd of the annual leave entitlement from one calendar year to the next. Any unused leave in excess of this is forfeited at the end of the year.
- PTO payout at the termination
The employer must pay the employee’s salary in full for the month when the termination occurs.
Maternity Leave, Child Raising Leave, Parental Leave
Female employees are entitled to up to 90 days of maternity leave. The leave is usually taken 45 days before giving birth and 45 days afterwards. Employees can also choose to take 30 days before and 60 days after giving birth. Leave is paid by the social security system as a family allowance.
Female employees can request additional unpaid leave between three and six months.
A female employee is entitled to two daily breaks, of thirty minutes each, to breastfeed her child. This entitlement lasts for one year after childbirth, but it may be extended upon submission of a medical certificate.
In case of dismissal of pregnant or married employees or sick employees, among other cases, additional severance compensation is payable.
Male employees are entitled to 2 days of paid leave after the baby is born.
Employees are entitled to sick leave with full pay for a period of up to three months per year, if they have been employed for 5 years or less. And for a period of up to six months if they have been employed for more than 5 years. If the employee has family charges, these entitlements are extended respectively to 6 and 12 months. The employee is also entitled to sick leave without pay for additional period of 12 months, during which the employer is obliged to maintain the employment relationship.
Sick Leave related to Work
In the event of sickness leave or injury related to work, the employer must pay the employee’s salary for the first fifteen days. After the fifteenth day, the working insurance company will pay the sick leave to the employee.
Jury Duty Leave, and Voting Leave
An employee who is called to give testimony before the court is entitled to paid leave. Those who are elected to sit on a representative body are entitled to leave without payment. The period of leave considered working time for seniority purposes.
Employees are entitled to take a paid special leave up to 3 days due to a death of a relative, meaning spouse, child or a parent, and 1 day due to a death of a sibling.
An employee who has to render compulsory military service shall be provided paid leave from the date of convocation and up to 30 days after the service has been concluded. Employers can however claim reimbursement from the government authorities.
Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Argentina Leave Laws.
To learn more about laws in various countries, check out our Leave Laws page.