Labor and Social Security

Discrimination based on political opinion: an Argentine case

The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is the distinction between friend and enemy’.

In June 2016, the Labour Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires2 ruled that the dismissal of an employee from the embassy of Paraguay in Argentina entailed political discrimination, and ordered the embassy to pay economical and moral damages to the plaintiff, on top of severance compensation provided by labour laws for wrongful dismissal.


Amendments to the Labor Risk Insurance Regime

Yesterday, Argentina’s Government amended the Labor Risk Insurance Regime through Decree 54/2017, mainly introducing a mandatory administrative procedure prior to employees filing a judicial labor claim related to labor accidents or disease. 


Are employment quotas for minorities the right way to tackle discrimination?

Introduction

This article is intended to explore if employment quotas for minorities are an effective option in the implementation of affirmative actions for tackling discrimination related to employment access.

There is a general awareness that even in the present day, challenges remain in the employment market for individuals having equal rights in access to employment opportunities.


Tax Regularization. Time extension to maintain staff

The Labor Ministry issued Resolution 122/10 establishing that the number of employees considered will be the same which arises from the employees return of November 2009.


Tax Regularization. Contribution Benefits

The Argentine Government issued Decree 2166/09 establishing a time extension for the contribution reduction benefits until December 31, 2010.