What does non-working holiday mean and how is it paid?

What does non-working holiday mean and how is it paid?


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It is Monday, October 12 is commemorated in Argentina on Respect for Cultural Diversity Day, recalling the immense variety of cultures of the peoples of the national territory.

This day is a non-working national holiday, so those who have to work must receive double for their day.

What is the difference between a national holiday and a non-working day?

The Labor Contract Law, number 20744, in its article 165 highlights that “national holidays and non-working days will be those established in the legal regime that regulates them.”

In this regard, it states: “In the days national holidays the legal rules on Sunday rest govern. On those days, the workers who do not enjoy the respective remuneration they will receive the salary corresponding to them, even when they coincide on Sunday. In the event that they render services on such days, they will charge the normal remuneration for working days plus an equal amount. ”

That is, when a worker must attend their work on a national holiday, the employer must pay double the day.

On the other hand, on non-working days (such as non-working days for tourist purposes), “the work will be optional for the employer, except in banks, insurance and related activities, as determined by the regulations”, Article 167 establishes and clarifies : “On those days, the workers who provide service will receive the simple salary. If the employer opts for a non-working day, the wage will also be paid to the worker.”

In the case of this holiday on October 12, those who work must receive double remuneration for the day.


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