Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines (WBEG) - 2014 Edition

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2014 Edition

Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines (WBEG)
  • Because the laws and regulations governing these benefits change constantly, tracking reliable information can be time-consuming and expensive.
    WBEG is an authoritative and cost-effective, quick-reference guide on global employee benefits in 64 countries.
  • WBEG is one of our most popular reports. Many of our multinational clients rely on it for timely, reliable benefits information.

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


WBEG-ONLINE provides access to current, reliable information that allows you to:

  • Compare statutory minimum benefits against the standard practice in a country.
  • Keep up on legal changes around the world with our monthly legislative updates.
  • Access changes to social security contribution rates and ceilings, statutory benefits and employment conditions as they occur.
  • Download information by country.

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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 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 64 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.

Our global network of Mercer experts helps produce this report. Each country includes information on:

Country overview
  • Summary of contributions
  • Legislative updates
  • Trends
Statutory benefits
  • Social security system
  • Retirement
  • Death
  • Disability (short- and long-term)
  • Medical and dental
  • Maternity/paternity
  • Unemployment
Typical benefits practice
  • Retirement benefits
      - Defined benefit plans
      - Defined contribution plans
  • Death
      - Accidental death and dismemberment
      - Business travel
  • Disability (short- and long-term)
  • Medical and dental
  • Flexible benefits
  • Perquisites and allowances
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

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Countries covered

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Venezuela
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  • 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
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • United Arab Emirates
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Central and Eastern Europe
  • 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
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