HR Record Retention Requirements

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Note:
The statute of limitations for employment claims is two years. Documents should only be retained beyond this period if there is a business reason that would support a longer retention period.

 

Argentina

Document

Retention Period

Beginning of Retention Period

Legal Reference

EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

Contracts (new hire agreements, severance, etc.)

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 256

Time records (work hours, rest periods, vacation/sick/holiday, etc.)

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 256

Performance records (performance reviews, promotions/demotions, licenses/certifications, investigations, disciplinary actions, etc.)

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 256

Data and personnel files

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 256

Government verification records (work papers, immigration, eligibility to work, etc.)

-

-

-

Collective bargaining/union

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 256

Background checks and drug tests

-

-

-

Acknowledgements, policy agreements and required notices

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 256

Recruitment (interview notes, resumes/CVs, reference checks, etc.)

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

No legal requirement

Tracking/recordings (biometric, geo-location, online tracking, camera recordings, etc.)

Minimum 2 years

From end of agreement

No legal requirement

BENEFIT/PENSION/EQUITY RECORDS

Benefits (plan documents, enrollment records)

Minimum 2 years

From end of benefit obligation

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744

Pension and retirement records

Social security related records: Minimum 10 years

After end of obligation

Restructuring of the National Institute of Social Protection, Law No. 14236, Art. 16

Equity records

Minimum 2 years

From end of benefit obligation

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744

PAYROLL/WAGE/TAX RECORDS

Payroll and wage data (payslips, etc.)

Social security related records: Minimum 10 years

After end of obligation

Restructuring of the National Institute of Social Protection, Law No. 14236, Art. 16

Tax records

Minimum 10 years

From date of filing

Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos

MEDICAL/SAFETY/LEAVE RECORDS

Leave (family, medical, etc.)

-

-

-

Injury and illness incident reports

Minimum 2 years

From determination of incapacity or death

Labour Contract Law, No. 20744, Art. 258 and 274

Medical records

-

-

-

Hazardous material and other exposure records

Minimum 10 years

From end of employment

Law of Work Risks, No. 24557, Art. 44

Ultimate Software's HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where Ultimate Software's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to Ultimate Software customers.

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