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OECD Indicators of Employment Protection

 

The OECD indicators of employment protection legislation evaluate the regulations on the dismissal of workers on regular contracts and the hiring of workers on temporary contracts.  They cover both individual and collective dismissals.

The indicators have been compiled using the Secretariat’s own reading of statutory laws, collective bargaining agreements and case law as well as contributions from officials from OECD member countries and advice from country experts.

Employment protection refers to only one dimension of the complex set of factors that influence worker security and firm adaptability. For information on other labour market policies and institutions, see the OECD Employment Database.‌‌

JULY 2020: NEW  RElease

The 2019 OECD Employment Protection Legislation indicators are published in the 2020 Edition of the OECD Employment Outlook

OECD INdicators oF EMployment protection legislation (for download) 

>> Download the OECD Employment Protection Legislation indicators for OECD countries through OECD.Stat, the online statistical platform of the OECD
 
 

detailed information on employMent protection by country

  • Find below a description of employment protection in individual countries 

 

>> For a description of employment protection in individual countries in 2013, see here

RELATED documents

  • July 2020: "Recent trends in employment protection legislation", Chapter 3 of the 2020 Edition of the OECD Employment Outlook
    This chapter provides an up-to-date review of employment protection legislation in OECD countries. Taking into account legislation and actual practices, it describes the regulation of individual and collective dismissals of workers on regular contracts and the regulation for hiring workers on temporary contracts. It also discusses recent reforms in employment protection legislation. The comparison of employment protection across countries in this chapter brings evidence to the policy debate on the relative importance different systems attach to the twin aspirations of protecting workers and promoting adaptable labour markets.

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