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Ethiopia, with a population of over 115 million as per 2020, is Africa's second most populous country after Nigeria in Africa. Ethiopia has been one of the world's fastest growing economies over the last 15 years at an average of 105 per year. Among other reasons, capital accumulation, particularly through public infrastructure projects, drove growth. The agriculture sector employs over 70% of the population and was unaffected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
7 January- Orthodox Christmas Day
19 January- Timkat
2 March- Adwa Victory Day
22 April- Good Friday (Eastern)
24 April- Orthodox Easter
1 May- Labour Day
2–3 May- Eid al-Fitr
5 May- Patriots' Victory Day
28 May- Derg Downfall Day
9–10 July- Eid al-Adha
7–8 October- Prophet's Birthday
Ethiopia does not have a federal minimum wage. Certain government institutions and public enterprises established their own minimum wages: public sector employees earn a monthly minimum wage of Birr 420 ; banking and insurance employees receive a monthly minimum wage of Birr 336.
Ethiopian payroll cycle is monthly.
In Ethiopia, male workers are entitled to a salaried three consecutive days of paternity leave. However, the Civil Service Law provide a paternity leave of five working days that is paid to all-male civil servants.
Ethiopian workers may take sick leave only after completing the probationary period. The sick leave period is up to six months and pay rate rely on the time of the leave. Employers can grant paid sick leave in various techniques including 100% wage during the initial month of the sick leave, 50% salary during the second and third months and unsalaried sick leave from the fourth month henceforth.
Based on the Ethiopian Labour Proclamation, the contract may be terminated through an agreement of the parties engaged. A contract of employment may be terminated on other grounds associated with the worker’s skills, conduct, operational or organizational requirement of the role or objective situations resulting from the employee’s work.
The notice period in Ethiopia ranges between one to three months according to the duration of service of the employee. For a worker who has finished the probation period and has a duration of service not surpassing a year, a notice period is granted. For an employee who has a service period above a year to nine years, a notice period of two months is offered.
In Ethiopia, an employee may terminate the employment by offering a 30-day notice duration to the employer.
The labour law of Ethiopia requires the probation period be established in writing when the parties engaged approve to have a probation duration. The period must not, in any case, surpass 45 consecutive days.