Minimum wage and other working conditions are hot topics in the media lately. Those looking for an international view of comparative working conditions laws, including wage, hour, maternity and annual leave laws in more than 150 countries, have an excellent resource for research papers and legal practice, as well as for business development, in Working Conditions Laws Report 2012: A Global Review. This report, released in 2013 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, draws from the latest data in ILO's Working Conditions Laws Database. It provides a wealth of statistical information summarized by region and outlined country by country with numerous graphs and charts.
The ILO maintains many other valuable databases of worldwide labor laws, standards, and working condition and employment statistics. In addition, the ILO website provides other downloadable reports and working papers on specific labor and employment issues.
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