Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines

Stay ahead of evolving regulations, benefits, and employment conditions all over the world.

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As global laws and regulations surrounding employee benefits constantly change, keeping up with compliance changes and competitiveness of your benefits across international markets is becoming more essential and increasingly more difficult.

Avoid the time-consuming and expensive efforts it takes to compile global benefits requirements with access to reliable information on employment conditions and typical employer benefit practices around the world.

Keep your benefits offerings market-competitive with Mercer’s Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines (WBEG), a comprehensive resource of employee benefits laws and regulations across 77 international markets. Gain exclusive insights into employee benefit standards and shifting statutory regulations, and streamline your benchmarking and policy design efforts with insight into common supplemental practices.

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Overview

As one of our most popular reports, the Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines is the premier resource for international employment benefits. From Argentina to Vietnam, WBEG has robust, country-specific data covering local benefits, supplemental practices, and emerging HR policies.

With WBEG as your guide, create more attractive and statutorily compliant benefit plans, regardless of whether you operate in two countries or 20. Plus, our own global network of survey experts collect and interpret all the information in every report, ensuring that you always receive the highest quality information available.

WBEG helps you overcome the most common international HR management challenges related to:

  • Statutory Employee Benefits
  • Typical Employer Benefit Practices
  • Overall Employment Conditions

Our global network of experts gather and interpret current information, offering you in-depth data of unparalleled quality for 77 markets.

Due to the quantity of global workforce data, purchase the global online edition for monthly updates on legislative changes or select one of five regional volumes:

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Western Europe
  • Plus, if you choose, you can easily purchase individual market reports to fit your unique international workforce needs.

Order today for full access to global HR data on employment conditions and employer benefit practices, all around the world!

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Data Collected

Our global network of Mercer experts helps produce this report. Each market includes information on:

Economic Environment

  • GDP Growth
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment
  • Total Population
  • Working Age Range Population
  • Economically Active Population

Benefits Covered

  • Social Security
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Death Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Maternity, Paternity, Parental Benefits
  • Social Benefits
  • Perquisites and Allowances
  • Flexible Benefits Program

Content Included for each Benefit

  • Recent Legislation Approved and Proposed
  • Trends
  • Statutory Requirements
  • Supplemental/Typical Benefits

Employment Conditions

  • Severance Conditions and Termination Indemnities
    • Individual Termination
    • Collective Dismissal
  • Working Time
    • Working Hours
    • Overtime
    • Night Work
    • Rest Periods
    • Annual Vacation and Leave
  • Conditions of Entry and Residence
    • Conditions of Entry
    • Employment of Expatriates
  • Contract of Employment
    • Types of Contracts
    • Invalid Contracts
    • Rights and Duties
  • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Measures of Occupational Health and Safety
    • Rules and Implementation
  • Industrial Relations
    • Social Partners
    • Collective Agreements
    • Industrial Action

Pricing

Edition – 2019 Price
Americas USD 2,250 / CAD 2,900 / EUR 1,900 / AUD 3,100
Asia Pacific USD 2,250 / CAD 2,900 / EUR 1,900 / AUD 3,100
Central and Eastern Europe USD 2,250 / CAD 2,900 / EUR 1,900 / AUD 3,100
Middle East and Africa USD 2,250 / CAD 2,900 / EUR 1,900 / AUD 3,100
Western Europe USD 2,250 / CAD 2,900 / EUR 1,900 / AUD 3,100
Pricing by Individual Markets USD 750 / CAD 950 / EUR 650 / AUD 1,000 each
Online* USD 10,000 / CAD 13,000 / EUR 8,500 / AUD 13,750

*Includes access to country PDFs. An online subscription includes 12 months of access for up to 5 users; additional users may be added for a fee. WBEG Online will be refreshed with 2019 content on May 1.

2019 PDF reports will be available on May 29. If you would like to order 2018 WBEG, please contact your local Client Services team.

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Schedule

  • Report Available: May

Markets Covered

Americas

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Venezuela

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Middle East and Africa

  • Angola
  • Cameroon
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Israel
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates

Central and Eastern Europe

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

Western Europe

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
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  • Sub TitleStay ahead of evolving regulations, benefits, and employment conditions all over the world.
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