- Salary, Minimum Wages, Labour - Fair Treatment, Work Life Balance, Labour Law
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8 hours a day and 48 hours a week are the normal work hours in a work week. Overtime can be as much as 250% your hourly rate of pay if you work overtime on a public holiday.

Legal Advice

You have the right to join and form a union. The right to strike is provided under the constitution, but a long list of essential services and sanctions might frustrate this right.

Employment Security

Ethiopian labour Law prohibits hiring fixed term contract workers for tasks of permanent nature. Both you and your employer can end a contract, after notice is given. You could be entitled to severance pay after your contract is terminated.

Annual Leave

You are entitled to 14 days of paid annual leave for the first year of work at the same employer. You get one day extra paid leave for every additional year of work.

The Labour Proclamation provides for the paid sick leave. The maximum duration of the period of sick leave is 06 months in a calendar year. A new law, i.e., Social Health Insurance Proclamation has been passed in 2010 to provide medical benefits.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to a maternity leave of 90 days with full pay. Women can't be dismissed during their pregnancy and maternity leave.

Family Responsibilities

There are no provisions in the law to support parental leave for parents with young children after exhaustion of the maternity leave, nor for provisions to support the work-life balance for workers with family responsibilities.

Social Security

The law provides for both a full and an early pension, survivor benefits and invalidity benefits. For a full pension, you (man or women) must be 60 years of age with at least 120 months, but for an early retirement there are different rulings.

Health and Safety

Your employer must take suitable health and safety measures to safeguard your health and safety. It is unlawful if your employer wants you to do work which is hazardous for your life.

Fair Treatment

All persons are equal before the law. The law prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, nation, nationality, other social origin, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, property, birth or other status and/or disability