Vacation and Other Leave Policies Around the World

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Providing employees with paid time off lets them come back refreshed, engaged, and ready to contribute to a more positive workplace environment. With numerous types of leave policies available today, it’s crucial that your company’s approach is competitive so that you effectively motivate key employees while meeting statutory requirements.

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Competitive leave policies help create a productive workforce

Create competitive leave offerings using reliable market data alongside information on statutory requirements. Find out how your policies stack up against competitors within their market and region, and use the data to help craft or enhance your leave policy.

Moving beyond traditional vacation days


  • Vacation days
  • Personal days
  • Holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Paid time-off pools


  • Extended medical leave (new for 2020)
  • Bereavement leave
  • Marriage leave
  • Volunteer leave
  • Study or exam leave
  • Sabbaticals

Did you know that only 10% of participating organizations implement a single global strategy that ensures all their employees are eligible for the same leave benefits?

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Edition – 2017 Price
Global PDF USD 3,000
Region PDF USD 1,500
Edition – 2020 Price
Global PDF USD 3,600
Region PDF USD 1,800
Single Market PDF USD 900


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Vacation and Other Leave Policies Around the World

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Available Markets


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


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

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece*
  • Hungary*
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kenya*
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria*
  • Norway*
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar*
  • Romania*
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia*
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine*
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
* New markets included in 2020 survey; availability of data will be dependent on survey participation.
** Markets included in 2017 only.

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  • Short DescriptionCompetitive leave policies help create a productive workforce