Vacation and Other Leave Policies Around the World

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Providing employees with paid time off enables them to bounce 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

Annual leave policies

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

Other leave policies

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

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Global PDF USD 3,600
Region PDF USD 1,800
Single Market PDF USD 900

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

Asia Pacific

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

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • Belgium
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
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