COVID-19 and Labour Law: Argentina

Facundo Martin Chiuffo


Argentina has had a profound regulatory activity to counteract the coronavirus pandemic so far and its consequences, which appear to worsen as time goes by. Based on the experience of other countries, a strict lockdown was put into place at an early stage, which has been opening up slowly but gradually. Telework was recommended and a benefits program for affected businesses was implemented to ensure the payment of social security and salaries. A temporary prohibition of dismissals and suspensions was taken to protect employment and workers’ income.  Regarding essential workers, COVID-19 has been deemed as an occupational disease for additional protection. Social protection was reinforced and an emergency family income for vulnerable groups was implemented, between other measures.


Covid-19; Labour Law; Telework; Employment Protection; Health and Safety; Income Support; Social Protection

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10953


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