Lithuania – National Regulations in Employment Law


We, the International Labour and Employment Group of Rödl & Partner, are happy to advise you on labour law issues (individual and collective) as well as social security law issues on a global, regional and local level.


Below you will find basic information on national labour law provisions in Lithuania.

Interview with Liudgardas ​Maculevičius

Are there national and/or local collective agreements in the country that regulate labour relations?

Yes. Both national and/or local between a company and its workers where unions exist.

Are there different legal rules by department/canton?


Is there and what is the staff threshold above which the presence of staff representatives is mandatory?

Yes. An employees’ council is mandatory for companies with 20 or more employees.

Are trade unions present in the company?

Not compulsory. But may be established in a company.

If applicable what is the applicable legal working time? 

40 hours standard work week. Different work hours can be agreed up to max. 48 hours per week including overtime.


Is there a minimum wage set by law/collective agreements (yes/no)?

Yes. By the law and, if more favorable, by collective agreements.

What is the number of legal annual paid holidays?

25 days paid holiday a year (counted from Monday to Friday), and if applicable, additional days based on seniority and in certain other cases.

Existence of specific classification of employees according to their functions/responsibilities?

Yes. If an employees has 20 or more employees, he is obliged to establish a remuneration system and make  it available to all employees. The remuneration system specifies the categories of staff by position and by qualification and the forms of remuneration.


Obligation to set up complementary social insurance schemes (mutual insurance/provident fund/pension)?

No. Only state social insurance is mandatory.
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