National minimum wage in detail
The Committee for the Minimum Wage, composed of representatives from the government, employers and employees, sets national minimum wage rates. Since December 2018, full time employees must not earn less than ARS 11,300 (EUR 264.45) per month and ARS 56.50 (EUR 1.32) per hour. From March 2019 these sums will increase to ARS 11,900 (EUR 278.50) and ARS 59.50 (EUR 1.39) respectively. These rates were set by Resolution 3-2018 of the Committee for the Minimum Wage on 28 August 2018. There is a collective bargaining agreement for almost every industry. These agreements set the minimum wage for each job and activity, plus any additional compensation (e.g. for length of service or geographical area). The amounts set cannot be lower than the national minimum wage.
Author: Funes de Rioja & Asociados
Date: March 2019
Note: For specific advice on any particular issue, please consult the relevant firm. The law is stated as at March 2019.