Ethiopian labor law respects both the rights of employers and workers equally. Property rights, the judiciary, taxes, and the ease of conducting business all have an impact on labor laws. The following are some significant aspects of Ethiopian labor law.
- Minimum Wage - There is no national minimum wage for the private sector; it is totally determined by the agreement of the employer and the workers.
- Working Hours - The maximum number of working hours in a week is 48. Employers may choose between shorter and longer work hours. However, working hours should not exceed 10 hours every day.
- Working overtime is permissible if the employer pays the employee more than their usual compensation. The labor legislation precisely stipulates the proportion of overtime earnings in many scenarios, such as working overtime on a rest day, working overtime at night, or working on a public holiday.
- Holidays and Leaves - Employees in Ethiopia are entitled to 16 paid days off per year; employees with more than five years of service are eligible for 18 paid days off per year. There are other 13 public and religious festivals.
Recruiting in Ethiopia is a multifaceted job that involves extensive knowledge of the laws, trends, hiring expenses, city-specific living costs, and other factors.