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  1. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - 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).


  2. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - 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 foreignersí 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).

  3. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - 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.

  4. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-1015 of 29 December 1998 to amend section 2 of the Act to amend and supplement the Act on the social integration of the disabled (Text No. 65).

    Adoption: 1998-12-29 | LTU-1998-L-54976

  5. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-970 of 15 December 1998 to amend sections 14 and 16 of the Act to amend and supplement the Act on the social integration of the disabled (Text No. 64).

    Adoption: 1998-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | LTU-1998-L-54975

  6. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-904 of 22 October 1998 to amend and supplement the Act on the social integration of the disabled (Text No. 63).

    Adoption: 1998-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | LTU-1998-L-54974

  7. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. VIII-608 of 15 January 1998 to amend section 20 of the Act on support of the unemployed (Text No. 47).

    Adoption: 1998-01-15 | LTU-1998-L-50318

    Amends provisions relating to social works that the unemployed are required to perform.

  8. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. I-1587 of 22 October 1996 to amend and supplement sections 2, 12, 13, 25, 26, 27, 28 of the Act on the social integration of the disabled (Text No. 629).

    Adoption: 1996-10-22 | LTU-1996-L-46519

    Amends provisions relating, inter alia, to social organizations for invalids (their status, rights and tasks) and financial resources for the social protection of invalids.

  9. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 193 of 6 February 1996 to approve the Rules on the licencing of intermediary services for job placement (Text No. 196).

    Adoption: 1996-02-06 | LTU-1996-R-46497

    Provides for administrative procedure to obtain the licence (documents to present, registration), cases of refusal, fees, conditions of licenced activity, rights of the licence owner, and licence cancellation.

  10. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. I-1191 of 1 February 1996 to amend and supplement the Act on employment of the population (Text No. 264).

    Adoption: 1996-02-01 | LTU-1996-L-46500

    Provides for a modification of the Act's title, replacing "employment of the population" by "support of the unemployed". Amends provisions relating to the unemployed, the State guarantees for employment, the employment fund, the right to unemployment benefits, the level of unemployment benefits, cases when unemployment benefits are not granted, the reduction, suspension and end of payment of unemployment benefits. Deals also with vocational training of the unemployed and of workers told in advance they will be dismissed.

  11. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 915 of 30 June 1995 to amend partially Decree No. 193 of 26 March 1992 on medical and social assistance to the disabled and on guarantees of their material situation. (Text No. 398)

    Adoption: 1995-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | LTU-1995-R-47229

    Amends provisions relating to the payment of compensation to workers of social institutions working with disabled persons.

  12. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 367 of 14 March 1995 on enterprises' support to associations (unions) of disabled persons. (Text No. 185)

    Adoption: 1995-03-14 | LTU-1995-R-47257

    Provides for elaboration of a programme for creation of new workplaces for invalids, increase of employment and development of relations with enterprises.

  13. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 47 of 9 January 1995 to provide for the procedure of establishment of hours of work for part-time employment.

    Adoption: 1995-01-09 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-09 | LTU-1995-R-41816

    Concerns conditions for determining hours of work for part-time workers upon demand. May be granted to pregnant women, women or men with a child or children who are less than 14, or invalid children who are less than 16, disabled persons and people taking care of ill family members. This agreement on part-time work can provide for: reduction of work hours or work days, but the part-time working day must not be shorter than half of the ordinary working day, and the part-time working week must be shorter than three work days per week. Wages are proportional to work time or accomplished work.

  14. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. I-2044 on the social integration of the disabled.

    Adoption: 1991-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-15 | Date of partial entry into force: 1995-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1992-09-01 | LTU-1991-L-34751

    Contains some principles of social integration of the disabled. Lays down medical, vocational and social rehabilitation for disabled persons and their medical, social and technical services. Makes provisions for development, education and vocational guidance for the disabled, and their integration into work. Contains organizational guarantees for the social integration of the disabled.

  15. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. I-2045 of 28 November 1991 on the procedure of enforcement of the Act No. I-2044 of 28 November 1991 on the social integration of the disabled.

    Adoption: 1991-11-28 | LTU-1991-R-35015

    Available in English.

  16. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act No. I-864 of 13 December 1990 on the employment of the population. - Website with laws on-line

    Adoption: 1990-12-13 | LTU-1990-L-28937

    Comprised of six parts entitled: "General provisions" (free choice of employment, right to employment and to leasure, employment contract, unemployed persons); "Rights and guarantees in employment" (government guarantees and employers' obligations); "Creation of economic conditions for employment" (employment funds, resources and their allocation); "Social guarantees for unemployed citizens" (conditions for entitlement to benefits, limitation and loss of this right, training and refresher training of unemployed citizens, public works); "Lithuanian employment grant" and "Supervision of the application of the Act". Available in English.

  17. Lithuania - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Supreme Soviet of 13 December 1990 on the entry into force of the Act on employment of the population.

    Adoption: 1990-12-13 | LTU-1990-R-35011


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