Argentinian Government Creates Decree Increasing Costs for Dismissal of Workers

The measure requires employers to pay double the termination fee if an employee is dismissed without cause within the next 180 days.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Argentina announced on Saturday, December 14th, that workers fired without just cause over the next 180 days will receive double the normal severance pay.

The "Decree of Need and Urgency" says that "the affected workers will be entitled to receive double the corresponding remuneration according to current legislation".

The unemployment rate in Argentina rose to 10.6 percent in the second quarter of 2019, one percentage point higher than the previous year, the government said in a press release announcing the decree.

Youths were particularly affected, the government said, suffering an unemployment rate . . .

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