Publications on Work-life balance

  1. OSH and the COVID-19 pandemic: A legal analysis

    15 March 2023

    This study provides an analysis of how occupational safety and health (OSH) regulation responded to the circumstances of key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. ILO care policy investment simulator: Technical note

    07 March 2023

    This Technical Note provides guidance on how to use the online ILO Care Policy Investment Simulator by explaining the underlying methodology, calculations and results. The Simulator helps build tailor-made care policy investment packages to fill national gaps on care leave policies and services, as a means of advancing the ILO transformative agenda for gender equality and non-discrimination.

  3. Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World

    06 January 2023

    Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World provides a comprehensive review of both main aspects of working time – working hours and working time arrangements (also called work schedules) – and their effects on workers' work-life balance.

  4. Combatting Forced Labour Through Quality Skills and Lifelong Learning

    07 December 2022

    This policy brief provides an overview of the work ILO is doing in the prevention of forced Labour through skills development and Lifelong Learning. While highlighting how forced labour remains a prevalent issue at the global level, this policy brief discusses some of the main challenges faced by countries in countering forced labour and how to combat it through quality skills and lifelong learning and help people access decent work.

  5. Key findings of 'Experiences of violence and harassment at work: A global first survey'

    05 December 2022

  6. Experiences of violence and harassment at work: A global first survey

    02 December 2022

    The report is the first attempt to provide a global overview of people’s own experiences of violence and harassment at work, including its main different forms – be it physical, psychological or sexual – and respondents’ experiences with disclosing such occurrences.

  7. Greening Enterprises: Transforming processes and workplaces

    14 November 2022

  8. Violence and harassment at work: a practical guide for employers

    10 October 2022

    The guide aims to enable enterprises to better control the risks and minimize the negative impacts that violence and harassment brings to the workplace.

  9. Towards more effective labour protection for all workers and increased resilience of the economy

    20 May 2022

    This paper prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the 2nd G20 Employment Working Group meeting addresses the need to adapt and revise labour protection measures to match the increasing diversity of working arrangements. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of inclusive labour protection for the resilience of workers, their families, and business sustainability. To reduce inequalities and across workers and to strengthen their resilience in the face of new crises, labour protection needs to be inclusive, adequate and effective. This involves strengthening and extending existing forms of labour protection, while also exploring new forms of protection, and improving their implementation through more effective compliance strategies.

  10. Protection of workers’ personal data: General principles

    05 May 2022

    This working paper gives an overview of legal standards related to personal data protection. It explores trends, principles and good practices and brings them in relation to the world of work.