Global Parental Leave

Ensure you’re properly addressing this global hot topic

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Parental leave was once considered a benefit for women who had given birth, but is now a common organizational policy that may also apply to same-sex couples and adoptive parents. Ensure your policies comply with statutory minimums and compare them to typical market practice.

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Not all countries are equal

In nations with already generous mandated leave, such as those in Western Europe, many companies simply rely on current laws and have not further expanded their paid-time off benefits. In countries with less prevalent, or even no legal requirement for paid parental leave, many companies have filled the void with additional paid or unpaid leave for mothers to care for newborn children. Find out whether companies are providing the statutory minimums or going above and beyond to provide additional time off and/or pay to their employees.

Statutory and market practice in one report

  • Statutory requirements for maternity, paternity, parental, and adoption leave
  • Amount of leave time and pay provided in excess of statutory requirements
  • Prevalence of benefits coverage for fertility treatments
  • Childcare assistance options
  • Prevalence of global parental leave policies
  • Support programs offered and assistance provided to employees

Did you know 76% of companies that provide adoption leave include coverage for same-sex couples in their policy?

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  • Argentina*
  • Brazil*
  • Canada*
  • Chile*
  • Colombia
  • Mexico*
  • Peru
  • United States*

Asia Pacific

  • Australia*
  • China*
  • Hong Kong*
  • India*
  • Indonesia*
  • Japan*
  • Malaysia*
  • New Zealand
  • 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
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa*
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates*
  • United Kingdom*

*Single market report available.

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  • Sub TitleEnsure you’re properly addressing this global hot topic
  • Short DescriptionPaid time–off data for parents across the globe.

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