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  1. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-946 of 21 December 2017 "To Amend Article 63 of the Labour Code". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-10-01 | LTU-2017-L-107095

    Rephrases and supplements paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 63 (Group redundancy) about the procedure of termination of employment contract with a group of employees and the obligations of informing Employment Service of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour.

  2. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-941 of 21 December 2017 "To Amend Articles 13, 16, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 39.1, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48 and 49 of the Law No. XII-2470 "On Employment"". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-10-01 | LTU-2017-L-107101

    Makes wording changes in Article 13 (Entities responsible for the making, organizing, managing, supervising and implementing the employment support policy), changes the title of Article 16, which now reads: "Employment services, other institutions and organizations", also rephrasing the content of the same article. Also makes wording changes in articles 20 (Persons to whom labour market services and employment support measures provided for in this law are applied), 22 (Unemployed persons and job seekers), 23 (Groups of unemployed persons), 24 (Grounds for suspending, restoring and revoking the status of unemployed), 25 (Persons receiving additional support in the labour market), 26 (Job vacancies and job seekers registration services), 27 (Information services), 28 (Consulting services), 29 (Employment opportunity assessment services), 31 (Services of planning individual employment activities), 32 (Registration of jobseekers and job vacancies, assessment of the situation in the labor market and forecasting its changes), 35 (Active labour market policy measures), 37 (Vocational training), 38 (Employment under an apprenticeship employment contract), 39 (Advanced training), 39.1 (Recognition of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning), 40 (Mobility support), 41 (Supported employment), 42 (Subsidised employment), 44 (Support for job creation), 45 (Subsidised job creation), 47 (Support for self-employment), 48 (Programmes on increasing employment), 49 (Organising and controlling the implementation of the employment support measures and the provision of labour market services).

  3. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-947 of 21 of December 2017 "To Amend Articles 6, 27 and 37 of the Law No. I-1336 "On State Social Insurance"". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-10-01 | LTU-2017-L-107104

    Rephrases paragraph 5 of Article 6 (Persons covered by social insurance due to a particular social status). Also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph 4 of paragraph 2 of Article 27 (Management system and participants of social insurance and management structure of the Fund). Rephrases Article 37 (Functions of the employment service in the social insurance system).

  4. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-949 of 21 December 2017 "To Amend Articles 8, 10, 21 of the Law No. IX-1675 "On Cash Social Assistance for Poor Families and Single Residents"". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | LTU-2017-L-107105

    Rephrases sub-paragraphs 4 and 10 of Paragraph 1 of Article 8 (The amount of compensations). Also rephrases sub-paragraph 2 of paragraph 1 and sub-paragraph 2 of paragraph 3 of Article 10 (Real estate ratios). Also rephrases paragraph 11 of Article 21 (Funds for social cash assistance).

  5. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-890 of 14 December 2017 "To Amend the Title of Section I and Articles 12, 12.1, 20, 36, 37 of the Law "On Employment"". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2018-02-01 | LTU-2017-L-107102

    Changes the title of Section I, which now reads: "Employment assistance and monitoring system". Also changes the title and content of Article 12, which now reads: "Labor market services and employment support measures". Supplements the law with new Article 12.1 (Employment and labor market monitoring). Also makes changes in Article 20 (Persons covered by labor market services and employment support measures provided for in this Law), Article 36 (Support for learning). Rephrases Article 37 and changes the title, which now reads: "Vocational training".

  6. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-700 of 19 October 2017 "On Strengthening Family". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-03-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-09-01 | LTU-2017-L-107097

    Preamble
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Article 1. Objective of the Law
    Article 2. Definitions
    Article 3. Principles of implementation of the strengthening of the family
    Article 4. General provisions of the strengthening of the family
    Chapter II: Areas of and measures for strengthening the family
    Article 5. Areas of strengthening the family
    Article 6. Measures for strengthening the family
    Chapter III: Shaping and implementation of family policy
    Article 7. Institutions, bodies and organisations shaping and implementing family policy
    Article 8. Remit of the Seimas in the field of family policy
    Article 9. National Family Council
    Article 10. Remit of the Government in the field of family policy
    Article 11. Family Policy Commission
    Article 12. Remit of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour in the field of family policy
    Article 13. General remit of ministries and other state institutions in the field of family policy
    Article 14. Remit of municipalities in the field of family policy
    Article 15. Municipal family councils
    Chapter IV: Final provisions
    Article 16. Entry into force and implementation of the Law.

  7. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Resolution No. 496 of 21 June 2017 "On the Implementation of the Labour Code". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | LTU-2017-R-107096

    Approves, inter alia, a description of the working time regime for state and municipal enterprises, institutions and organizations; a description of the procedure for calculating the average wage of an employee, civil servant and intelligence officer; a description of the conclusion, amendment and termination of the seasonal employment contract, as well as the characteristics of the hours of work and rest time and the payment of wages; a description of the procedures for organizing and conducting competitions in state and municipal enterprises, municipal and state social insurance foundations and other state-funded foundations financed by state and municipal institutions and public institutions owned by the state or municipality; seasonal work list; a list of posts for which competition; a description of the duration of special breaks during the working day (shift) and the terms of their establishment; a list of certain categories of workers entitled to extended leave and a description of the duration of these leave; a description of the duration of the additional leave, the terms and conditions for granting them and the procedure.

    Repeals, inter alia, the Government Resolution No. 154 of 7 March 1994 "On Seasonal Work"; the Government Resolution No. 160 of 3 February 2003 "To Approve the Procedure of Additional and Special Interruptions in Working Time"; the Government Resolution No. 497 of 22 April 2003 "On the Duration of the Annual Additional Leave, Terms for Granting and the Procedure for Approval"; the Government Resolution No. 650 of 27 May 2003 "To Approve the Description of the Procedure of Calculation of the Average Wage of an Employee, Public Servant and Intelligence Officer".

  8. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-414 of 6 June 2017 "To Amend Articles 2 and 6 of the Labour Code". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-15 | LTU-2017-L-107098

    Rephrases Article 2 (Entry into force of this law), also paragraphs 1, 8, 10 of Article 6 (Implementation and application of the law), supplementing it with new paragraph 12, also establishes to consider paragraphs 12 and 13 respectively 13 and 14.

  9. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-413 of 6 June 2017 "To Amend Articles 21, 23, 31, 32, 38, 40, 41, 43, 48, 52, 53, 57, 63, 65, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 79, 112, 114, 115, 117, 120, 127, 144, 147, 168, 169, 171, 179, 181, 185, 195, 197, 204, 209, 217, 221, 237, 240, 241, 242 and 250 of the Labour Code". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | LTU-2017-L-107099

    Rephrases para 2, 3 of Article 21 (Parties to the contract), para 2 of Article 23 (Providing information on the status of an employment relationship), para 1 of Article 31 (Protection of property and non-property interests), para 1 of Article 32 (Concept of employment contract). Also rephrases Article 38, which now reads: "Non-nompetition agreement". Makes wording changes in articles 40 (Part-time contract), 41 (Pre-contractual relations between the parties to the employment contract), 43 (Form of employment contract), 48 (Partial work), 52 (Remote work), 53 (Reasons for termination of employment contract), 57 (Termination of employment on the employer's initiative without employee's fault), 63 (Group redundancy), 65 (Employment contract termination), 71 (Recruitment under an open-ended contract), 72 (The concept and types of temporary employment contract), 73 (Content of the temporary employment contract), 75 (Application of the principle of non-discrimination), 76 (Periods between transfer jobs), 79 (Temporary employment), 112 (Working time duration), 114 (Maximum working time requirements), 115 (Working time mode using a total working time), 117 (Peculiarities of the working time regime during night work), 120 (Calculation of working time), 127 (Right to full-time or part-time annual leave), 144 (Payment for work during rest and holidays, overtime work), 147 (Late payment of wages and other benefits related to employment relationships), 168 (Guarantees for employee representation at the employer level and protection against discrimination), 169 (Preconditions for the establishment of the work council and the electoral initiative), 171 (Election of Labor Council), 179 (Trade unions), 181 (Representation of employers in the social partnership at branch, territorial or national level), 185 (Tripartite Council of the Republic of Lithuania), 195 (Procedure for the formation and registration of collective agreements), 197 (Application of collective agreements), 204 (Concepts and principles of information and counseling), 209 (Responsibility for failure to comply with information and consultation obligations), 217 (Labor disputes over the competence of legal bodies), 221 (Composition of the Labor Dispute Commission), 237 (Intermediaries and their selection), 240 (Labor arbitration), 241 (Initiation and examination of collective labor dispute resolution proceedings in arbitration procedure), 242 (Employment arbitration decision), 250 (Legal status of strikers and guarantees thereof).

  10. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-416 of 6 June 2017 "To Amend Articles 12, 13, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 56, 57, 58, 60 the Law "On Employment" and to Supplement the Law with new Article 39.1". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-15 | LTU-2017-L-107103

    Repeals sub-paragraph 3 of paragraph 2 of Article 12 (Labor market services and employment support measures). Rephrases paragraph 4 of Article 13 (Entities responsible for the making, organising, managing, supervising and implementing the employment support policy). Repeals paragraph 3 of Article 20 (Persons covered by labor market services and employment support measures provided for in this Law). Makes wording changes in articles 22 (Unemployed persons and job seekers), 23 (Groups of jobseekers), 24 (Grounds for suspending, restoring and revoking the status of the unemployed), 25 (Persons receiving additional support in the labour market), 26 (Job vacancies and job seekers registration services), 29 (Employment opportunity assessment services), 31 (Services of planning individual employment activities), 32 (Registration of jobseekers and job vacancies, assessment of the situation in the labor market and forecasting its changes), 35 (Active labour market policy measures), 36 (Support for learning), 37 (Vocational training), 39 (Advanced training), 40 (Mobility support), 41 (Supported employment), 42 (Subsidised employment), 46 (Implementation of local employment initiative projects), 48 (Programmes on increasing employment), 56 (Illegal work and liability for it), 57 (Violation of foreigner‘s employment procedures and liability), 58 (Undeclared work and liability), 60 (Imposition of fines). Supplements the law with new Article 39.1 (Recognition of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning).

  11. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XIII-243 of 30 March 2017 "To Amend Articles 133 and 134 of the Labour Code". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | LTU-2017-L-107100

    Supplements Article 133 (Parental leave) with new paragraph 2. Stipulates paragraph 2 of Article 133 to be considered as paragraph 3, which deals with the period of leave and the benefit for sickness and maternity. Also rephrases paragraph 2 of Article 134 (Leave for child care).

  12. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Resolution No.937 of 21 September 2016 "On Approval of an Inter-Institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-21 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-26 | LTU-2016-R-104730

    Establishes that for the purposes of enhanced inter-institutional coordination of development cooperation, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has resolved:
    1. To approve an Inter-institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation (annexed hereto).
    2. To propose to the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania, to municipal authorities and bodies to take part in implementation of the Inter-institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation, as approved by the present Resolution.
    Inter-Institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation includes:
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Aims, objectives, measures, and allocations of the plan
    Chapter III: Plan assessment criteria and values.

  13. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    The Law No. XII-2512 of 29 June 2016 to Amend the Law "On State Social Insurance Pensions". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | LTU-2016-L-104725

    Introduces a new version of the Law No. I-549 "On the Republic of Lithuania on State Social Insurance Pensions" with the following chapters:
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Old-age pensions
    Chapter III: Work incapacity pensions
    Chapter IV: Widow’s/widower’s and orphan’s pensions
    Chapter V: Award, payment, and revision of social insurance pensions and consideration of disputes concerning pensions
    Chapter VI: Payment of pensions awarded before the entry into force of this law
    Chapter VII: Preservation of the rights acquired before the entry into force of this law
    Chapter VIII: Transitional provisions (establishing, inter alia, the value of the basic pension and pension point; the old-age retirement age and regulation of the obligatory insurance record for an old-age pension)
    Chapter IX: Compensation for special working conditions.

    Annex 1 ensures the implementation of the following European Union legal acts:
    1. Council Directive 2009/50/EC of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (OJ 2009, L 155, p. 17).
    2. Directive 2011/98/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State (OJ 2011 L 343, p.7).
    Annex 2: Periods recognized as equivalent to the insurance record
    Annex 3: Rates of work incapacity pension level multipliers
    Annex 4: Rates of annual accumulation participant multipliers
    Annex 5: Obligatory insurance record for an old-age pension
    Annex 6: Minimum and obligatory insurance record for a work incapacity pension.

  14. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-2508 of 29 June 2016 to Amend the Law No. I-1336 "On State Social Insurance". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-16 | LTU-2016-L-104726

    Introduces a new version of the Law with the following chapters:
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Social insurance contributions and benefits
    Chapter III: Rights, duties and responsibilities of insurers, insured persons and beneficiaries of social insurance benefits and other payments within the remit of regional branches of the fund board
    Chapter IV: Social insurance finances and assets
    Chapter V: Management system for social insurance
    Chapter VI: Rights of the fund administrations and appeals against decisions and actions.

  15. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. No. XII-2501 of 28 June 2016 to Amend the Law No. IX-110 "On Sickness and Maternity Social Insurance". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-16 | LTU-2016-L-104727

    Introduces a new version of the law with the following chapters:
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Sickness benefit
    Chapter III: Maternity, paternity and childcare benefits
    Chapter IV: Vocational rehabilitation benefit
    Chapter V: State social insurance fund resources for sickness social insurance and maternity social insurance
    Chapter VI: Final provisions.

  16. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    The Law No. XII-2470 of 21 June 2016 "To Establish and Implement the Labour Code", as amended to 14 September 2016. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-07-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2016-12-20 | LTU-2016-L-104719

    Establishes a new Labour Code which applies to the labour relations arising after the entry into force of this law except for the cases described in paragraphs 6-11 of article 6 of this law.
    Repeals the previous Labour Code No. IX-926 with all its amendments and supplements; also the Law No. IX-2500 "On Labor Sites"; the Law No. XI-1379 "On the Recruitment of Temporary Employment Companies"; the Law No.X-199 "On Guarantees for Staff"; the Law No. I-1214 "On Determination of Late Payment of Benefits Related to Employment Relationships".
    The new Labour Code includes:
    Part I: General provisions
    Part II: Individual relationships
    Part III: Collective labor relations
    Part IV: Labor disputes.
    Implements,inter alia, the following legislation of the European Union:
    1. Council Directive 91/383 / EEC of 25 June 1991 introducing additional measures to encourage improvements in the occupational safety and health of workers with fixed or temporary employment (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 1, p. 418), as last amended by 2007 M June 20 Directive 2007/30 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ 2007 L 165, p. 21).
    2. Council Directive 91/533 / EEC of 14 October 1991 on the obligation of the employer to inform employees of the applicable contract or employment relationship (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 2, p. 3).
    3. European Parliament and Council Directive 96/71 / EC of 16 December 1996 on the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 2, p. 431).
    4. Council Directive 97/81 / EC of 15 December 1997 on the framework agreement on part-time work, concluded by UNICE, CEEP and ETUC, Industrial and Employers' Confederations (OJ Special Edition 2004, Vol. 5, Vol. 3, p. 267).
    5. Council Directive 98/59 / EC of 20 July 1998 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to collective redundancies (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 3, p. 327).
    6. Council Directive 1999/70 / EC of 27 June 1999 concerning the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by ETUC, UNICE, CEEP and the European Central Bank Edition, Chapter 5, Vol. 3, p. 368).
    7. Council Directive 2000/43 / EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 20, Volume 1, p.23).
    8. Council Directive 2000/78 / EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 4, p. 79).
    9. Council Directive 2001/23 / EC of 12 March 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees' rights in case of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 4, p. 98).
    10. European Parliament and Council Directive 2002/14 / EC of 11 March 2002 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 4, p. 219).
    11. European Parliament and Council Directive 2003/88 / EC of 4 November 2003 on certain aspects of the organization of working time (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Chapter 5, Volume 4, p. 381).
    12. European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54 / EC of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast) (OJ 2006 L 204, p. 23).
    13. European Parliament and Council Directive 2008/94 / EC of 22 October 2008 on the protection of employees in case of the insolvency of their employer (Codified version) (OJ 2008 L 283, p. 36).
    14. European Parliament and Council Directive 2008/104 / EC of 19 November 2008 on temporary agency work (OJ 2008 L 327, p. 9).


  17. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No XII-2470 of 21 June 2016 "On Employment". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | LTU-2016-L-104722

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Employment forms and system thereof
    Chapter III: Support for employment
    Chapter IV: Illegal work, undeclared work, undeclared self-employment and violations of foreigners’ employment procedures
    Chapter V: Liability and settlement of disputes over the implementation of employment support measures and the provision of labour market services
    Chapter VI: Final provisions.
    Repeals the previous Law on Employment; also Law No. X-694 "On Support for Employment".
    Implements the following legal acts of the European Union:
    1. Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market (OJ 2006 L 376, p. 36).
    2. Council Directive 2009/50/EC of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (OJ 2009 L 155, p. 17).
    3. Directive 2009/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 providing for minimum sanctions and measures against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals (OJ 2009 L 168, p. 24).
    4. Directive 2011/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State (OJ 2011 L 343, p. 1).
    5. Directive 2014/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the conditions of entry and stay of third-country nationals for the purpose of employment as seasonal workers (OJ 2014 L 94, p. 375).
    6. Directive 2014/54/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers (OJ 2014 L 128, p. 8).

  18. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-2472 of 21 June 2016 to Amend the Law "On Social Insurance of Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-06 | LTU-2016-L-104723

    Introduces new version of Law No VIII-1509 of 23 December 1999 "On Social Insurance of Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases".
    The new text chapters are as follows:
    Chapter I: General provisions.
    Chapter II: Insurance benefits
    Deals with, inter alia, the benefits of the social insurance of occupational accidents; the sickness benefit; the compensatory wage used for the calculation of the sickness benefits; the duration and amount of the payment of the sickness benefit; posthumous payment of benefits to the person entitled to such; lump-sum compensation for lost capacity for work; payment of compensations following a change in the incapacity for work of an insured person
    Chapter III: Funds of the social insurance of occupational accidents
    Introduces also the rates of contributions of the social insurance of occupational accidents; the procedure for paying the state social insurance contributions; the recovery of funds from the guilty persons.
    Chapter IV: Final provisions.

  19. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-2362 of 19 May 2016 to Amend the Law No. I-446 of 26 April 1994 "On Land". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-03 | LTU-2016-L-104728

    Rephrases paragraph 8 of article 23 (Land easements) which deals with the right of land owner or trustee of the state-owned land to apply for reimbursement for the losses incurred due to an easement. Namely regulates the procedure of applying for reimbursement and the reimbursement itself, establishing that the amount of the incurred losses and the time limit for reimbursement thereof shall be settled by agreement between the owners of the dominant and servient objects or the trustees of the state-owned land.

  20. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.XII-2142 of 8 December 2015 to Amend Articles 8, 16, 181, 19 of the Law "On Sickness and Maternity Social Insurance". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | LTU-2015-L-102244

    Introduces wording changes into paragraph 3 of article 8 (Entitlement to a Sickness Allowance), paragraph 3 of article 16 (Entitlement to Maternity Allowance over the Duration of Maternity Leave), paragraph 3 of article 181 (Entitlement to Paternity Allowance), also into paragraph 3 of article 19 (Entitlement to Maternity (Paternity) Allowance).

  21. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.VIII-1679 of 17 September 2015 "On Ethics of Biomedical Research". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-09-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | -2015-L-102253

    Sets general provisions, including the purpose of the law, definitions of main concepts and terms (Chapter I); ethical requirements for biomedical research, including, inter alia, vulnerable subjects and protection of their interests, person's consent to participate in research, confidentiality of health information (Chapter II); terms of bio banking activity, including, inter alia, bio banking activity definition, processing of human biological samples and health information, notification of human biological samples and/or health information and of information which is important for a person's health (Chapter III); supervision of conduct of biomedical research, specifying, inter alia, the institutions authorizing the conduct of biomedical research, biomedical research committees (Chapter IV); final provisions establishing the liability for infringements of ethical requirements for biomedical research.

    Implements the Directive 2001/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use (OJ 2004 special edition, Chapter 13, Volume 26, p. 299).

  22. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.XII-1927 of 30 June 2015 "On Reimbursement of Part of Remuneration/Salary Disproportionately Reduced as a Consequence of the Economic Crisis to Persons Paid from State or Municipal Budget". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-01 | LTU-2015-L-102254

    This law seeks to reimburse the losses of remuneration/salary disproportionately reduced as a result of the economic crisis incurred by persons who are paid for their work from the state or municipal budget, which would not have been incurred, had the uniform and proportionate reduction of remuneration/salary at the aforementioned scale been ensured.
    Article 1 sets the scope of the law; Article 2 introduces the procedure for calculating and paying reimbursement of the losses of remuneration/salary; Article 3 sets the source of financing of repayable sums.

  23. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.XII-1894 of 25 June 2015 to Amend Articles 4, 24, 35, 55, 90, 93, 106, 127, 140, 1401, Chapter X of the Law "On Legal Status of Foreigners" and Supplement it with New Article 341. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-01 | LTU-2015-L-102255

    Rephrases article 4, which now reads: "Control of Stay and Residence of Aliens in the Republic of Lithuania", paragraph 1 of article 24 (Residence Permit in the Republic of Lithuania), paragraphs 1, 5 of article 26 (Conditions of Issue or Renewal of a Residence Permit). Also makes wording changes in articles 55 (Issue, Renewal and Withdrawal of a Permanent Residence Permit), 90 (Withdrawal of Asylum), 93 (Grounds for Refusing Temporary Protection in the Republic of Lithuania), 106 (Withdrawal of the Right to Reside in the Republic of Lithuania), 127 (Time Limits and Procedure for enforcing Decisions Regarding the Obligation to Leave, Expulsion, Return and Passing in Transit through the Territory of the Republic of Lithuania).
    Supplements the law with new article 341 (Issue, Renewal of a Residence Permit as a Matter of Urgency); also supplements article 35 (Grounds for Refusing to Issue or Renew an Alien¿s Residence Permit) with sub-paragraph 15. Repeals article 931.
    Changes the title of Chapter X, which reads as follows: "APPEAL AGAINST DECISIONS ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF ALIENS"; also the titles and content of articles 140 (Examination of Appeals, Taking of and Appeal against a Decision), 1401 (Examination of Appeals Against the Withdrawal of an Alien's Residence Permit or His Right to Reside in the Republic of Lithuania, Refugee Status, Supplementary or Temporary Protection on the Grounds of His Representing a Threat to National Security, Public Policy or the Community).

  24. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.XII-1806 of 18 June 2015 to Amend Articles 41, 43, 44 of the Law "On Occupational Safety and Health". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-01 | LTU-2015-L-102256

    Rephrases article 41 (Expert examination of safety and health at work). Makes wording changes in paragraphs 1, 5 of article 43 (Reports on accidents on the way to/from work, accidents at work which have caused damage to the worker's health, incidents, and occupational diseases), supplementing it with new paragraph 4; also in paragraphs 2, 3 of article 44 (Investigation of accidents at work which have caused damage to the worker's health, incidents, accidents on the way to/from work, and occupational diseases).

  25. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.XII-1712 of 14 May 2015 to Amend Article 281 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-01 | LTU-2015-L-102241

    Rephrases paragraph 3 of article 281 (on notification about events at work which can cause health hazards and occupational diseases) which states the official bodies which must be notified about an occupational disease.

  26. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.XII-1653 of 23 April 2015 to Amend Articles 8, 9, 10 of the Law "On Associations". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-04-23 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-01 | LTU-2015-L-102257

    Makes changes in paragraph 5 of article 8 (General meeting of members), paragraph 2 of article 9 (Management bodies); rephrases the title and content of article 10, which now reads as follows: "Report on activities of an association and submission of a set of annual financial statements to the Register of Legal Entities".

  27. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-1616 of 16 April 2015 to Amend Articles 98 and 981 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-04-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-22 | LTU-2015-L-102242

    Makes wording changes in paragraph 1 of para 4 of article 98 (Illegal work), also in paragraphs 2, 5 of article 981 (Employer's obligations in regard to third-country nationals).

  28. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-1572 of 26 March 2015 to Amend Article 169 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-14 | LTU-2015-L-102243

    Rephrases paragraph 6 of article 169 (Annual leave regulations) regarding the first year of annual leave for school teachers.

  29. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-1435 of 16 December 2014 to Amend Articles 75(1), 98, 268, 287, 288, 293 and to Repeal Article 301 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | LTU-2014-L-99533

    Introduces wording changes to para 2 of article 75(1) (Resolution of collective labour disputes through mediation), para 3 of article 98 (Illegal work), article 268 on the testing of qualification of employers, para 2 of article 287 on the clerk of the Labour Dispute Commission, para 3 of article 288 on the formation of the Labour Dispute Commission, para 7 of article 293 on the appealing against the decision of the Labour Disputes Commission. Repeals article 301.
    Para 2 of this law enters into force on 24 December 2014.

  30. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution of the Seimas No XII-1464 of 16 December 2014 on Criminal Liability for the Purchase of Sexual Services. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-19 | LTU-2014-R-99549

    The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, having regard, inter alia, to articles 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania; articles 4 and 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others; the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime; the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings; Articles 2 and 13 of the Treaty on European Union; European Parliament resolution of 2014 on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality;
    also having regard to the fact that the use of prostitution services is related to sexual objectification of a person, as well as his stigmatisation and traumatisation;
    being aware, inter alia, that the states, which support the purchase of sexual services, prostitution and trafficking in human beings, encounter the violation of human rights and the increase in crime;
    proposes to the Government:
    1) to submit to the Seimas for ratification the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others;
    2) to submit amendments to the Criminal Code criminalizing the purchase of services of prostitution, pornography or other forms of sexual exploitation;
    3) to submit amendments to Article 1821 of the Code of Administrative Offences regarding the abolishing of administrative liability for engagement in prostitution;
    4) to create an interdepartmental working group to prepare a program for re-socialization, rehabilitation and reintegration of sex workers.

  31. Lithuania - - International agreement

    Accord entre la République de Moldavie et la République de Lituanie dans le domaine de la protection sociale. (Acord intre Republica Moldova si Republica Lituania in domeniul protectiei sociale.) - Accord

    Adoption: 2014-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2015 | INT-2014-IA-103839

    Ratifié par la Moldavie par la loi n° 127 du 2 juillet 2015 et promulgué par le décret n° 1678-VII du 13 juillet 2015.

    I. Dispositions générales
    II. Législatio napplicable
    III. Pensions
    IV. Coopération entre parties
    V. Dispositions finales

  32. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-1019 of 10 July 2014 to Amend Articles 150, 181, 210 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | LTU-2014-L-99534

    Rephrases para 3 of article 150 (Limitation of overtime work), article 181 (Educational leave), para 1 of article 210 (Terms of payment for educational leave).

  33. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-1003 of 10 July 2014 to Amend and Supplement Law "On Social Insurance of Occupational Accidents and Occupational Diseases". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | LTU-2014-L-99551

    Rephrases para 2 (on insured income of the insured person) of article 3 (Basic definitions); paras 1, 3 of article 4 (Persons who benefit from social insurance of occupational accidents); para 6 of article 5 (Insurers); para 2 of article 30 (Procedure of paying contributions for the state social insurance).
    Article 2 of this law enters into force on 23 July 2014.

  34. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-919 of 5 June 2014 to Amend Articles 24, 99, 147, 175, 202, 212 and 256 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-12 | LTU-2014-L-99532

    Rephrases paragraph 4 of article 24 (Representatives of employers), paragraphs 2, 3 of article 99 (Conclusion of an employment contract), paragraphs 3, 6 of article 147 (Working time regime), article 175 which now reads: "Granting of Unused Annual Leave when Dismissing from Work", article 202 which now reads: "Payment statements", paragraph 2 of article 212 (Remuneration after transfer of the employee to another job for health reasons), paragraph 1 of article 256 (Contract of full liability).
    Article 3 enters into force on 1 July 2014; article 4 enters into force on 1 December 2015.

  35. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-902 of 15 May 2014 to Amend Articles 71, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 10(1) of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | LTU-2014-L-99519

    Rephrases paragraph 1 of article 10(1) (on interpretation of employment contracts, collective agreements in appliance with the regulation of labour relations), article 71 (on labor disputes dealing with official bodies), the wording of paragraph 2 of article 74 (on the decision of the Conciliation Commission), the title and the wording of article 75 which now reads: "The arbitration", article 76 which now reads: "Strike", paragraph 5 of article 77 (Declaration of a strike), paragraphs 13, of article 78 (Restrictions of strikes), paragraph 3 of article 80 (Replacement), paragraph 4 of article 81 (Lawfulness of a strike).
    Paragraph 2 enters into force on 29 May 2014.

  36. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-849 of 24 April 2014 to Amend Article 180 of the Labour Code. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-01 | LTU-2014-L-99535

    Rephrases and extends paras 2 and 3 of article 180 (Parental leave until the child reaches 3 years of age) regarding the possibility of granting leave to adoptive mother or father within one month from court decision on child adoption, also the requirements for return to work before the end of the leave.

  37. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-828 of 17 April 2014 "On the Euro Adoption in the Republic of Lithuania". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-04-17 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-23 | LTU-2014-L-99555

    Establishes, inter alia, the main concepts, categories, the euro adoption process, the legal grounds and principles of exchange of the national currency- litas- to the euro, provision with banknotes and coins, their distribution, destruction and exchange; also defines the wage rates in euro and litas, payment and conversion of social benefits, references to the litas and other related amounts in legal instruments, display of prices and other amounts in euro and in litas; deals with the adaptation of accounting, tax payment and declarations to the euro adoption, use of litas and euro after the adoption of euro.
    Also, by this law, the Seimas proposes to the Government of Lithuania, inter alia, to prepare and submit to the Seimas drafts of laws and other legal acts related to the implementation of this Law, develop and submit draft legal acts which establish the amounts related to wages of politicians, judges, state officials and civil servants, pensions, social benefits set in litas.
    Article 32 enters into force on the date when the European Council makes a decision to abrogate the derogation of the Republic of Lithuania under Article 140(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

  38. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. XII-816 of 10 April 2014 on Holding of a Referendum on the Amendment of Articles 9, 47 and 147 of the Constitution. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-10 | LTU-2014-R-99557

    In accordance with Article 9 and point 3 of Article 67 of the Constitution and Articles 4, 9, 14 and 15 of the Law "On Referendum", the Seimas resolves:
    to hold a mandatory referendum on the amendment of Articles 9, 47 and 147 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania; to establish that the referendum will be held on 29 June 2014;
    to present for the referendum the draft of the Law amending articles 9 (paras 1, 3), 47 and 147 (para 1) of the Constitution.
    Also establishes, that the Seimas within two months from the adoption of this Law at the referendum, lay down by a constitutional law the procedure for and conditions of the implementation of Article 47 of the Constitution.
    Article 2 of this Law shall enter into force two months after the adoption of this Law at the referendum.

  39. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. 79 of 22 January 2014 "On the Approval of the Lithuanian Migration Policy Guidelines". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-01-22 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-31 | LTU-2014-R-99559

    In accordance with the Resolution No 228 of the Government of 13 March 2013 "On Approval of Priority Measures for Implementation of the Government Programme for 2012-2016", approves the Lithuanian Migration Policy Guidelines, which includes, inter alia, the following: conditions for migration policy making and implementation, objectives, principles and major areas of migration policy, monitoring the implementation thereof, with an attached list of evaluation criteria for monitoring.

  40. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-717 of 19 December 2013 on Development of Non-Governmental Organizations. - Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2013-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-01 | LTU-2013-L-97888

    Sets out the principles of formation and implementation of the development policy of non-governmental organizations, the conditions of cooperation between state and municipal institutions and agencies and non-governmental organizations, as well as other conditions for non-governmental organizations¿ activities which promote their development.
    Article 1 of the Law specifically provides that it shall not regulate the establishment, governance, reorganization, restructuring and liquidation of non-governmental organizations.

  41. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-391 of 18 June 2013 to Amend Articles 266, 269 and 275 of Labour Code. - Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2013-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-20 | LTU-2013-L-97889

    Introduces minor wording changes to article 266 (Suspension of Works) dealing with the issue of suspension of works and safety of workers; gives new wording to article 269 "Participation of Employees in Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Measures"; introduces minor wording changes to para 7 of article 275 on Rights of Employees.

  42. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XII-391 of 6 June 2013 to amend the Labour Code. - Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2013-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-20 | LTU-2013-L-94760

    Introduces minor wording changes to Labour Code, namely articles 266 (Suspension of Works), 269 (Participation of Employees in Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Measures), 275 (Rights of Employees).

  43. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-2159 of 29 June 2012 on Small Cooperatives. - Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2012-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2012-09-01 | LTU-2012-L-94759

    Defines, inter alia, the legal basis for creation and activities of small cooperatives. Article 7 regulates the question of rights and duties of members of small cooperatives as well as labour relations that can arise within the small cooperatives.

  44. Lithuania - - International agreement

    Agreement between the governments of the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania on the inclusion of accumulated insurance periods in the former USSR. (Latvijas Republikas valdibas un Lietuvas Republikas valdibas ligums par bijušaja PSRS uzkrato apdrošinašanas periodu ieskaitišanu) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 2013-04-01 | INT-2012-IA-98127

  45. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-2000 of 10 May 2012 on Personal Bankruptcy. - Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2012-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2013-02-28 | LTU-2012-L-94758

    Aims, inter alia, to create conditions for the restoration of solvency of a natural person, farmer or another natural person pursuing individual activity in order to ensure a fair balance between the interests of a debtor and his creditors.

  46. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-1772 of 1 December 2011 on Cash Social Assistance for Poor Families and Single Residents to Amend the Law on Cash Social Assistance for Law-Income Families (Single Residents). - Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | LTU-2011-L-90082

    Introduces a new edition of the previous Law on Cash Social Assistance for Law-Income Families (Single Residents) of 2003.

  47. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-1772 of 1 December 2011 Amending Law on Cash Social Assistance for Poor Families and Single Residents. - Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | LTU-2011-L-90168

    Gives a new version of the previous Law on aw on Cash Social Assistance for Low-Income Families (Single Residents) of 2003.
    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Types of Cash Social Assistance and Conditions of Granting Therefore.
    Chapter III: Amounts of Cash Social Assistance
    Chapter IV: Establishment of the Ratio of Property Value for the Entitlement to Cash Social Assistance
    Chapter V: Calculation of Income for Receiving Cash Social Assistance
    Chapter VI: Provision of Cash Social Assistance
    Chapter VII: Duties of Persons Receiving Cash Social Assistance
    Chapter VIII: Recovery of Illegally Received Cash Social Assistance
    Chapter IX: Provision of Cash Social Assistance in Performing of Independent Functions of Municipalities
    Chapter X: Final Provisions

  48. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-1702 of 17 November 2011 to Amend the Labour Code - Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2011-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-01 | LTU-2011-L-90164

    Amends article 140 regulating the question of payment of severance pay depending on the seniority of the employee and article 141 setting up procedures for severance payment for a dismissed employee.

  49. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-1525 of 23 June 2011 to amend the Labour Code - Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2011-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-01 | LTU-2011-L-90163

    Amends article 131(2) regulating the issue of restrictions on termination of employment contracts related to national defense service.

  50. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. XI-1500 of 22 June 2011 on Volunteering - Legal Acts of Lithuania Legal Acts of Lithuania

    Adoption: 2011-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 2011-08-01 | LTU-2011-L-90083

    Establishes the peculiarities and principles of volunteering, the rights and duties of volunteers and volunteer organizers, the procedure for organizing voluntary activities, insurance for volunteers and cases of reimbursement of expenses related to volunteering.

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