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Lithuania Leave Laws

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Holidays

  • 1st January – New Year’s Day
  • 16th February – Independence Restoration Day
  • 11th March – Independence Day\National Day
  • 4th April – Easter Sunday
  • 5th April – Easter Monday
  • 1st May – Labour Day
  • 24th June – St. John’s Day
  • 6th July – King Mindaugas’ Coronation Day
  • 15th August – Feast of the Assumption of Mary
  • 1st November – All Saints’ Day
  • 2nd November – All Souls’ Day
  • 24th December – Christmas Eve
  • 25th December – Christmas Day
  • 26th December – Second Day of Christmas

Accruals

PTO (Paid Time Off)

  • Vacation/Annual Paid Leave

The annual paid leaves are classified into minimum, extended, and additional.

  • The minimum annual leave is 28 calendar days. Employees under 18 years of age, employees who, as single parents, are rising child under 14 or a disabled child under 16, disabled persons are entitled to 35 calendar days of paid annual leave.
  • Extended annual leave with pay up to 58 calendar days is granted to certain categories of employees whose work involves greater nervous, emotional, and mental strain and professional risk as well as to those employees who work under specific working conditions.
  • Additional annual leave is granted to employees who work in harmful or hazardous conditions.

Employees are entitled to annual leave after 6 months of consecutive work. Part–time employees are also entitled to annual leave.

Annual leave may, at the request of the employee, be taken in parts, but one part of annual leave may not be shorter than 14 calendar days.

 

Rollovers and payout of unused hours

  • Use-it-or-lose-it policy

Not specified by law.

 

  • PTO payout at the termination

If the employee cannot be granted annual leave due to the termination of an employment relationship or where the employee does not wish to go on leave, he or she shall be paid compensation in cash. Compensation in cash for the unused annual leave shall be paid when the employment contract is terminated irrespective of its term.

Maternity Leave, Child Raising Leave, Parental Leave

Maternity Leave

Women employees are entitled to 70 days of paid maternity leave before childbirth and 56 calendar days after childbirth. In case of complicated confinement or the birth of two or more children, employees are entitled to 70 calendar days of paid leave.

Adoption Leave

The employees who have adopted newly born babies or who have been appointed as their guardians are entitled to leave for the period from the day of adoption or establishment of guardianship before the baby is 70 days old.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to paid parental leave until the child has reached 3 years of age. Leave may be granted to the mother (adoptive mother), the father (adoptive father), the grandmother, the grandfather, or any other relatives who are actually raising the child as well as to the employee who has been recognized as the guardian of the child.

Paternity Leave

On the birth of a child, employees are granted an uninterrupted paternity leave of thirty calendar days. This leave is granted at any time from the date of the child’s birth until the child reaches the age of 3 months. In the case of a complicated delivery, twins or multiple births, from the date of birth until the child reaches 6 months.

Sick Leave

Lithuania Leave Laws – Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for the following reasons:

  • Due to temporary incapability through illness or injury and, as a result, suffer a loss of income;
  • In order to care for family members who are sick (children, step-children, spouses, parents, and step-parents);
  • Due to an outbreak of a communicable disease or epidemic;
  • Due to treatment in a healthcare facility that provides orthopedic and/or prosthetic services;
  • to those supervising pre-school or primary school education programs where a system has been set up to limit the spread of infection;
  • to those on maternity or childcare who fall ill;
  • due to temporary incapability as a result of having tissue, cells, or organs removed for donor transplant purposes.

Jury Duty Leave, and Voting Leave

Employees are entitled to take leave in order to exercise the election right; to fulfill the duties as a Member of Parliament; when summoned as a witness, a victim, an expert, an interpreter, a public prosecutor, a public defense counsel, a member of a public organization or the representative of the collective of employees to an inquiry or preliminary investigation bodies, the prosecutor’s office, and the court; to perform the tasks of State control, to perform the duty of an organ donor and in other cases provided by law.

Bereavement Leave

This type of leave is not specified by law. However, employees are entitled to take unpaid leave in agreement with the employer.

Military Leave

Not specified by law.

 

Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Lithuania Leave Laws.

 

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