How to hire remote employees in


Empanadas. Patagonia. And some incredibly talented people. Found someone in Argentina you’d like to hire? In the next few minutes, you’ll learn the easiest way to hire in Argentina—and how to provide perks that Argentinian talent cares about, like receiving payments in USD.

Country snapshot

Argentina Peso (ARS)
26.91% - 29.91%

What to know before you hire in 


Argentina’s a beautiful country with plenty of great talent. But the labor laws can be confusing, and if you’re making your first hire in Argentina, it may feel difficult to get started. Here’s what you need to know.

If you want to successfully hire in 


, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 


. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 


 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 


Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 



It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 


 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

Can be less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and can open you up to increased liabilities and regulations. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but laws surrounding contractor classification are often significantly more straightforward.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 



If you’re hiring contractors in 


, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 


Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 


If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Argentina than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Argentina.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Pension Fund

Health Insurance

Labor Risk Insurance

Life Insurance

Individual tax

Up to 64.532,64 - 5%

1.032.522,30 and up - 35%


Paid Time Off (PTO)

PTO is calculated by the length of employment: 

  • Less than 5 years of employment – 14 days of annual leave  
  • 5-10 years of employment – 21 days of annual leave  
  • 10-20 years of employment – 28 days of annual leave  
  • 20+ years of employment – 35 days of annual leave

Public Holidays

There are  Holidays that fall at the end of the week are moved to the following Monday. 

Sick Days

Employees with less than 5 years of employment are entitled to 3 months of paid sick leave. Those with over 5 years of employment receive 6 months of paid sick leave. Leave is doubled for those with dependents.  

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is a total of 90 days and is typically split between 45 days before birth and 45 days post-birth, but not required. 

At least 30 days must be taken before birth. Maternity leave pay is based on the average earnings of the 6 months leading up to birth.

Paternity Leave

Fathers receive 2 days of paid paternity leave. 

Parental Leave

There are no provisions in the law regarding parental leave. 

Other Leave

Examination for university or secondary school: 2 days at a time (with a cap of 10 total).

Marriage Leave

Marriage: 10 days’ leave

Bereavement Leave

Death of a child, parent or spouse: 3 days’ leave

Death of a sibling: 1 day’s leave


Termination Process

Termination must be justified with notice, unless it’s through mutual agreement due to economic factors, the employee has not been fulfilling work, or has performed serious misconduct.  

Notice Period

The notice period in Argentina is:

  • 15 days during the probation period 
  • 1 month – 3 months but less than 5 years 
  • 2 months – more than 5 years of continuous service 

Severance Pay

Employees receive one month’s pay for each year of employment. Employees terminated for economic reasons are entitled to half a month’s salary for each year of service.  

Probation Period

Probation period is 3 months.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

Full-time employment is 8 daily hours and 48 weekly hours, maximum.


While working overtime isn’t common in Argentina, overtime hours should not exceed 3 hours per day, 30 hours per month, or 200 hours per year.

Employees receive an additional 50% for overtime work and double time for holidays or work performed after 1pm on Saturdays.

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