Article 13

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Civil liability Group or joint liability Wage manipulation, non-payment or withholding of wages

Article 12 establishes the several liability of subsidiaries or related companies for the fulfillment of obligations contracted with employees and with the social security institutions. This article provides that whenever one or more companies —even companies with a distinct legal personality— were under the management, or control of another company or companies, or so related that they constitute an economic group of any kind, permanent or temporary, they will be held severally liable with regards to the obligations contracted by each of them with their workers, and with the social security institutions.

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This Article seeks to prevent the use of worker cooperatives to circumvent labour regulations.

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Law / Argentina / Law No. 26,727 –Special Labour Regime for Agricultural Workers

Law No. 26,727 is aimed at protecting the rights of agricultural workers and includes their labour rights and duties. This Law represents a significant improvement in the legal working conditions for agrarian work (8 hour work day, minimum wage, prohibition of intermediaries, leave, sick and paternity leave, among other provisions). Law No. 26,727 applies even if the agricultural workers are employed abroad, but their work is performed within the Argentine territory. Decree No. 301/2013 includes regulations implementing certain provisions Law No. 26,727.