COVID-19 and Labour Law: Argentina. Update 2 July 2020

Italian Labour Law e-Journal, Special Issue 1, Vol. 13 (2020)

8 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2020

See all articles by Facundo Martin Chiuffo

Facundo Martin Chiuffo

University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Law; Argentinian Association of Labour and Social Security Law

Date Written: July 14, 2020

Abstract

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.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Labour Law, Telework, Employment Protection, Health and Safety, Income Support, Social Protection

JEL Classification: J00, J01, J08, J1, J18, J2, J20, J3, J38, J4, J48, J5, J58, J6, J68, J8, J81, J83, J88, J89, K1, K1

Suggested Citation

Chiuffo, Facundo Martin, COVID-19 and Labour Law: Argentina. Update 2 July 2020 (July 14, 2020). Italian Labour Law e-Journal, Special Issue 1, Vol. 13 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3651552

Facundo Martin Chiuffo (Contact Author)

University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Law ( email )

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2263
Buenos Aires
Argentina
+54 011 5287-6700 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.derecho.uba.ar/

Argentinian Association of Labour and Social Security Law ( email )

Av. Corrientes 1145, 10° A
Buenos Aires
Argentina
+54 011 4382 4242 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.aadtyss.org.ar

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