Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines

Mercer Employee Benefits Guidance in 77 Countries

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As the laws and regulations governing benefits change constantly, tracking reliable information can be time-consuming and expensive. Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines (WBEG) is an authoritative and cost-effective, quick-reference guide on global employee benefits in 77 countries.

WBEG is one of our most popular reports. Many of our multinational clients rely on it for timely, reliable employment benefit information. Order today for quick access to worldwide information on employment conditions and typical employer benefit practices.

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Overview

From Argentina to the United Kingdom, 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 correct benefit plans remains a challenge. You need to keep track of constantly evolving employment benefit laws and regulations, as well as understand employment conditions and statutory 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 country 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, the Middle East and Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. You can also purchase individual country reports.

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Data Collected

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 holiday 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
    • Measuring health and safety
    • Rules and implementation
  • Industrial relations
    • Social partners
    • Collective agreements
    • Industrial action

Countries Covered

Americas

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

Asia

  • 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
  • Cote d' Ivorie
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Israel
  • 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

Pricing

Pricing by Regional Volumes:

Mercer's Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines is available in five regional volumes - Americas, Asia Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Middle East and Africa. The volumes are available for purchase individually or as a set.

Americas
2016: USD 2,000

Asia Pacific
2016: USD 2,000

Central and Eastern Europe
2016: USD 2,000

Western Europe
2016: USD 2,000

Middle East and Africa
2016: USD 2,000

All 5 Volumes
2016: USD 9,000

Pricing by Individual Countries:
WBEG is available for purchase individually in PDF format
2016: USD 500 each

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