Lithuania

Employment

The employment contract can be either written or agreed orally as long as it discusses basic duties of the employee and employer prior to starting employment.

Payroll

Salaries are paid on monthly basis. Paydays are usually at the end of each month.

HR & Labor

Working Hours: Full time employment is considered 41 hours per week, 5 days a week. For the night shifts, employees receive 150% of their regular wages, for working during their rest day, they received 200% of their regular wages and working overtime, they are compensated 150% of their regular wages.
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Minimum Working Age: Employees can be employed at the age of 14.

Immigration

Citizens of EU or EEA are allowed to stay / work in Lithuania for 3 months within a 6 months’ period. If they wish to stay longer the must register with the Migration Department of Lithuania.
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They will be issued temporary permits. Employees who aren’t citizens of the EU or EEA, can obtain a work permit by first finding an employer and then applying for a residence permit.

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is 300 EUR per month.

Pension Fund

The employer is responsible for 30.98% of the employee’s monthly salary as a contribution to the pension fund.

Employee must contribute 3% of their monthly wages to their pension fund. The contribution ceiling is 3,740 EUR per month.

Severance Payments

The severance payment is calculated per one month’s average wage when the employee has been in the company for 12 months or less and up to six months’ average when the employment is over 240 months.

Advance Notice

Employee must give 7 days notice before terminating the contract.

Termination Procedure

Employer must give 7 days notice before terminating the contract.

Vacation Days

Employees receive 28 paid vacation days per year.

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to 120 days but no more than 140 days per year for a sick leave.

Public Holidays

There are 11 public paid holidays per year.

Additional Employee Withholdings

1) Health Insurance

1) Employer must contribute 32.6%

1) Employee must contribute 6%.

VAT

VAT is 21% standard rate.