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Former under-developed countries of the world are experiencing which of these conditions, thus eliciting greater interconnections with U.S. employers?
The average hourly cost to pay a manufacturing worker in the United States in 2007 was how much?
In which country do companies incur the highest hourly cost for employing a manufacturing worker?
In 2008, hourly compensation costs in Brazil were less than that in the United States by how much?
Which one of the following is NOT a characteristic of NAFTA?
Which of the following countries has the lowest per capita GDP?
Canada can best be defined as which of the following?
XYZ Co. plans to open a new facility in Canada to be able to reach its Canadian customers more quickly. Which of the following is true regarding labor-related considerations of the new facility?
The origins of the common law governing individual employment contracts in Canada were based on the laws of which country?
What Canadian province has the highest minimum wage?
Chris has been working in Vancouver, Canada at an accounting firm for the last 10 years. Which of the following should not be true regarding his paid time off benefits?
In Canada, the amount of vacation pay is equal to what percentage of the employee's pay for the preceding year per week of vacation?
Canadian retirement plans are most similar to that of which of the following countries?
Mexico can be defined as which of the following?
Nora has been working at a manufacturing plant in Mexico for the last 18 months. Which of the following is NOT true regarding her paid time off benefits?
Which of the following country has the strongest economy in South America?
Brazil's workforce has over how many people?
What percentage of their gross earnings do Brazilian employees put towards social insurance?
Oliver works as a blue-collar worker in the metalworking industry in Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany. His pay is based on minimum wage. Which of the following is probably true regarding his minimum wage?
An employee should receive regular pay during illness for a period of how many weeks in Germany?
In Germany, an employee can request up to how many year(s) of child-rearing leave?
Claudia works for a pharmaceutical company in Germany as a blue-collar worker. She used to opt out of the state insurance plan and to purchase a private insurance. This year due to increasing health insurance premiums, she decided to get the state insurance plan. Which of the following is true regarding her state health insurance?
Which of the following is NOT one of the top three largest economies in Asia as of 2010?
India's labor force has over how many people based on 2010 estimates?
Indian per capita expenditure on health care in 2006 was what amount at the international dollar rate?
The People's Republic of China Labor Law of 1995 resulted in which of the following?
Xue has been working at an electronics manufacturing plant in China for the last 5 years. Which one of the following should NOT be true regarding her paid time off benefits?
At least how many days of maternity leave are women entitled to in China?
In China, what percentage of local average annual wage for previous year is used to set minimum earnings for employee pension contributions?
In China, per capita expenditure on health was what amount at the international dollar rate in 2006?
The United States, Canada, and Mexico are part of a trade bloc better known as ________.
The country with the lowest GDP per capita reviewed in the chapter is ________.
Canada has two state-run pension plans: one for ________ provincial residents only, and one for the rest of Canada.
In ________ , employees are entitled to 6 vacation days after 1 year of employment and to 2 more days for each subsequent year up to a maximum of 12 days.
________ has by far the strongest economy out of all the countries in South America.
The ________ is a unique international organization that aims at becoming an economic superpower, while still retaining such practices as high levels of employment, social welfare protection, and strong trade unions.
In Germany, the minimum wage rate is established by the ________.
In ________, time away from work for pregnant women under the terms of the Maternity Leave Law still counts towards entitlement to vacation time.
In 2010, ________ is the largest economy in Asia (and growing rapidly).
In China, the minimum wage rates are set by ________.
Why is it important for HR and compensation professionals to learn about compensation practices in other parts of the world? Discuss.
Briefly compare minimum wage rates and paid time off policies in Canada and Mexico.