Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines (WBEG)

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Mercer Employee Benefits Guidance in 77 Countries

2017 Edition

Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines (WBEG) 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 around the world.

Order today for quick access to worldwide information on employment conditions and typical employer benefits practices.



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.


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


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Countries Covered

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.

Americas
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Venezuela
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Asia Pacific
  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
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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
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Central and Eastern Europe
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
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Western Europe
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

*Due to the limited availability of market information, this country is not available for individual purchase.

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