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Argentina: Recruitment and selection

Original and updating authors: Daniel Orlansky and Felipe Graham, Baker & McKenzie
Consultant editors: Felicitas de Achával, Julio Caballero, Lorenzo P. Gnecco and Esteban Valansi, Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno


  • All individuals are entitled to equal access to employment, subject only to their suitability for the position concerned, and discrimination in recruitment is prohibited on various grounds. (See Discrimination)
  • Job advertisements must not be discriminatory on the prohibited grounds, except where there is a valid reason. (See Advertising vacancies)
  • There are few restrictions on an employer requesting information and documentation on matters such as a job applicant's financial, educational or employment history, as long as this relates to matters that are related to the employee's suitability for the position. (See Selection)
  • There is no statutory requirement for employers to make written job offers to successful job applicants, but if an employer makes such an offer and this is accepted by an applicant, an employment relationship is created. (See Job offers)
  • The minimum age for employment is generally 16, and various restrictions and special rules apply to the employment of people under the age of 18. (See Young people and children)
  • There are no quotas or other restrictions on the employment of foreign nationals, if the individual concerned has obtained the necessary visa or residence status. (See Foreign nationals)
  • Employers must maintain a special "labour book" containing details of all employees, and are required to register all employees in the labour book within one month of their starting work. (See Formalities)