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Article 1 creates the Public Registry of Employers with Labour Sanctions (REPSAL), under the Ministry of Work, Employment and Social Security. This list publishes the names of employers that have received final sanctions for a number of breaches of the labour law, including: the failure to register as an employer; failure to register workers; obstructing the work of the labour inspectorate; as well as any violation of the Law on the Prohibition of Child Labour and Protection of Adolescent Labour 26.390 and Law 26.84; and any violation of Law No. 26,364 on the Prevention and Sanctioning of Human Trafficking and Assistance to Victims (as amended by Law No. 26,842). This registry is publicly accessible through the website of the Ministry of Labour, and provides information including the name of the employer, activity, the corresponding labour infraction and sanction imposed, date of payment of the fine, date of remediation of the infringement, and date of inclusion in the registry.
Inclusion in the REPSAL registry restricts businesses from contracting with Federal entities and from receiving any benefits or credit from public financial entities. Please see Article 13 in this database for more information on the consequences of inclusion in the REPSAL registry. As of the 1st of June, 2015, there were over 700 employers listed on the REPSAL registry, employing almost 25,000 employees (please note that this number only represents registered workers, which means that the actual number will probably be considerably higher). However, as of September 2015, there were no employers listed in the REPSAL registry as a result of a violation of Law No. 26,364 on the Prevention and Sanctioning of Human Trafficking and Assistance to Victims.
Law / Argentina / Law No. 26,940 - Promotion of registered work and occupational fraud prevention
Law 26,940 created the Public Registry of Employers with Labour Sanctions (REPSAL). The registry includes and publishes certain sanctions applied to employers, by the Ministry of Labour, the Tax Authorities, Provincial Authorities, Authorities of the City of Buenos Aires, the National Registry of Workers and Employers of Agro-business, and the Superintendency of Labour Risks. Employers included in the registry are banned from entering into agreements and contracts with the Federal State.