Youth Employment

Information about the work opportunities and regulations for teenagers, students and school leavers in Argentina...

The minimal legal age for employment in Argentina is 14. For teenagers below the age of 18, authorisation to work is required from parents or guardians.

Working hours and restrictions

  • Ages 14 to 18 - Maximum of six hours per day and 36 hours per week
  • Ages 16 and above - With special authorisation, working hours can be extended to eight hours per day and 48 hours per week
  • No one under the age of 18 may work between 20:00 and 06:00, except in special circumstances
  • For detailed information on child labor laws: Click here (in Spanish)