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Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines

Mercer Employee Benefits Guidance in 77 Countries

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As the laws and regulations governing benefits constantly change, tracking reliable information can be time-consuming and expensive. Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines (WBEG) is an authoritative and cost-effective guide to global employee benefits in 77 countries. One of our most popular reports, many multinationals rely on WBEG for timely, up-to-date employment benefit information. Order today for quick access to worldwide information on employment conditions and typical employer benefit practices around the world.

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From Argentina to Vietnam, attract and retain key talent with our country-specific employment guidelines. Whether you operate in two countries or 20, staying competitive through the creation of effective, attractive and statutorily accurate benefit plans remains a challenge. You need to keep track of constantly evolving employment benefit laws and regulations, as well as understand employment conditions, statutes, and typical benefits.

Mercer's Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines (WBEG) helps you meet these challenges by providing access to current, reliable information on:

  • 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 countries.

Due to the quantity of information, we present WBEG in five regional volumes: the Americas, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, and the Middle East and Africa, Central and Eastern Europe. You can also purchase individual country reports.

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Our global network of Mercer experts helps produce this report. Each country 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 Programme

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
  • Entry and Residence Rules
    • Conditions of Entry
    • Employment of Expatriates
  • Employment Contracts
    • 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


Version 2017 Price
Americas USD 2,000
Asia Pacific USD 2,000
Central and Eastern Europe USD 2,000
Middle East and Africa USD 2,000
Western Europe USD 2,000
All 5 Regional Volumes USD 9,000
Pricing by Individual Countries USD 500 each

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  • Report Available:  May

Countries Covered


  • 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
  • Ivory Coast
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon*
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • 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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