The OECD indicators of employment protection legislation measure the procedures and costs involved in dismissing individuals or groups of workers and the procedures involved in hiring workers on fixed-term or temporary work agency contracts. Indicators for Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries have been constructed in cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and are drawn from the OECD-IDB database on summary indicators of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) in Latin American and the Caribbean
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. The OECD Secretariat and the IDB equally share the responsibility of the interpretation of LAC countries’ statutory laws, collective bargaining agreements and case law.
It is important to note that employment protection refers to only one dimension of the complex set of factors that influence labour market flexibility. For information on other labour market policies and institutions in OECD countries, see the OECD Employment Database.
OECD INdicators oF EMployment protection legislation (for download)
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*Indicators for these countries have been constructed within a cooperation project between with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and are drawn from the OECD-IDB database on summary indicators of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) in Latin American and the Caribbean . Indicators for other countries are under full responsibility of the OECD Secretariat.