Labour standards play crucial role in protecting the interests of workers both at the national and international levels. As workers are by far weaker parties in labour relationship, setting a minimum threshold, beyond which acting is prohibited, has been considered as an important means to protect workers. The need to ensure workers'' safety, freedom and dignity, and the quest for the promotion of peace and economic efficiency call for protective labour standards. In this book the author examines selected labour standards under the Ethiopian law in light of the ILO Conventions, the OECD Guidelines and the Dutch labour laws. The limitations and strengths of the legal instruments in extending adequate protection for workers are assessed, and recommendations are also forwarded for policy makers. The book will be of great interest to legal professionals, teachers and students, and can serve as reference for courses related to labour law and industrial relations.