Health and safety
This provision states that in the case that when the Ministry of Labour becomes aware that work is being carried out in unhealthy conditions, it will require the employer to rectify the situation within a reasonable timeframe. If the employer fails to rectify the situation within the specified timeframe, the corresponding authority will declare the establishment an “”unhealthy”” workplace.
The consequence of this declaration is that the workday in unhealthy establishments is limited to a maximum of 6 hours per day, or 36 hours per week (rather than maximum working hours of 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week in normal workplaces).
Law / Argentina / Law No. 20,744, as amended - Labour Contract Law
Labour Contract Law No. 20,744 (the “LCL”) governs the majority of labour relationships in Argentina. However, certain categories of workers, such as those in the public sector, private home personnel and agricultural workers have their own specific statutes.
The main issues covered by the LCL include, but are not limited to: remuneration; annual leave and special leaves of absence; daily and weekly working hours; daily and weekly rest; special protections for women and children; and termination or transfer of a labour contract.
Collective bargaining agreements tailor the general provisions of the LCL to particular industries, sectors or employers. These agreements are negotiated between the relevant union representatives on the one hand and either the management of different industry sectors or a specific company on the other. They typically involve issues such as leave, bonuses, wage scales, overtime pay, health and safety conditions in the workplace and special paid leave.