23 Jul 2012
On 30 June 2012 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania approved the draft amendments to the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania under which, among others:
- The Parliament extended the term for the execution of fixed-term employment contracts with employees recruited to a new job opening for the period no longer than 31 July 2015;
- The definition of ‘illegal work’ was amended. The new term defines ‘illegal work’ as work conducted in the employer's benefit, and under his direction or under the control when the employee performing his work functions obeys the established procedures of the organization and meets at least one of these conditions: (1) characteristics of an employment contract specified in Article 93 of this Code are present, but the work is performed without signing a written employment contract; (2) the employer has not informed State Social Insurance Fund about the start of the work at least one day prior to the anticipated start of the work; (3) work is performed by foreign citizens and stateless persons failing to comply with the procedure of their employment established by regulatory acts; (4) work is performed by the citizen of the third country failing to comply with the procedure of their employment set out in par. 1, 2, and 3 of Article 981.
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