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Name: Act No. I-681 on compulsory (alternative) labour service.
Country: Lithuania
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1990-10-16
Entry into force:
ISN: LTU-1990-L-45714
Bibliography: English translation (1990) English translation (1990) Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania
Abstract/Citation: Citizens between the ages of 19 and 27 who are unable, on the basis of their beliefs, to serve in the military service shall perform alternative labour service for 2 years (1 year for graduates). To that effect, the Department of National Defense concludes contracts with municipalities, enterprises, institutions and organizations. The employee is entitled to 12 days of holidays and receives 85 percent of the salary they would normally earn, provided that this amount is not less than the minimum living standard determined by the State. If not provided for in this law, employment shall be regulated by labour laws. Available in English.

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