Overtime and night-shift pay practices give employers the flexibility to extend work hours to meet business needs, while still protecting workers’ wellbeing and putting some extra money in their pockets. Mercer’s 2012 Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines sheds light on pay premiums for overtime and night-shift work in 62 countries worldwide.
“While the exact terms vary considerably around the world, most countries do have laws or labor agreements dictating how and when employers must provide overtime pay to their workers,” says Samantha Polovina, the Mercer Principal responsible for the report.
“The situation is different for night-shift work,” she adds. “Far fewer countries have a legal mandate spelling out which hours qualify as night work and how employees are to be compensated for working these hours. But generally, workers can expect to earn more for working the night shift.”
Take a look at overtime and night-shift pay practices worldwide.
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For more information about this survey, visit www.imercer.com/wbeg.