European Foundation
for the Improvement of
Living and Working Conditions

The tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist
in the development of better social, employment and
work-related policies

EU PolicyWatch

Database of national-level policy measures

Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Factsheet for measure LT-2020-20/1128 – measures in Lithuania

Subsidising job creation/adaptation

Darbo vietų steigimo/pritaikymo subsidijavimas

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 15 May 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Social Research Centre) and Eurofound
Measure added 15 September 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

On 15 May 2020, Law No XIII-2882 Amending Articles 5-1, 20, 25, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47 and 55 of and Adding Article 48-1 to Law on Employment of the Republic of Lithuania No XII-2470 came into effect, adjusting the procedure of subsidising job creation (adaptation) for disabled people. Certain exceptions have been introduced if the job is created (adapted) during emergency and quarantine periods and/or three months thereafter. The subsidies are aimed at encouraging creation of new jobs and creating employment conditions for people with disabilities. Subsidies are granted and paid by the Public Employment Service (PES) which also conducts implementation monitoring

Content of measure

Pursuant to Law on Employment No XII-2470, subsidising of the job creation/adaptation shall be organised:

  • to support non-term employment of the disabled through the establishment of new jobs or adaptation of the existing ones to disabled people;
  • where a former unemployed person who has started his/her own business no later than within 30 months from the cancellation of the last registration with the PES is creating a job for the first time in order to employ an unemployed person referred to by the PES.

The subsidy may be granted:

  • for the acquisition, installation and adaptation of means of work or technical aids for establishing a workplace for a disabled person;
  • for the repairs or adaptation of owned premises for a workplace (up to 50% of the subsidy amount).

The amount of subsidy per job shall not exceed the amount of 31.03 minimum monthly wages approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (i.e. €18,800). The employer commits to pay 35% of total costs of establishing a job for a disabled employee (20% if the employee’s assessed capacity for work is 25% or lower and 30% if the employee’s assessed capacity for work is 30 to 40%). The created or adapted job should be retained for at least 36 months. Businesses establishing jobs during quarantine/emergency or three months thereafter will not be required to provide a letter of bank guarantee. The same exemption applies if one job is created for a disabled person.

Use of measure

According to the PES, a total of 55 people were admitted to subsidised jobs (both created and adapted) from 15 May 2020 to 1 August 2020.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Disabled

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
Public employment service
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level

Involvement

Only ad hoc consultations. The Tripartite meeting was not held. The Ministry of Social Security and Labour holds regular consultations with NGOs, employers' organisations; Seimas Committee on Social Affairs and Labour conducts public readings of draft laws where social partners are invited to.

Views and reactions

No information available.

Sources

  • 07 May 2020: Law No XIII-2882 Amending Articles 5-1, 20, 25, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47 and 55 of and Adding Article 48-1 to Law on Employment (LR užimtumo įstatymo Nr. XII-2470 5-1, 20, 25, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 55 straipsnių pakeitimo ir Įstatymo papildymo 48-1 straipsniu įstatymas) (www.e-tar.lt)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Subsidising job creation/adaptation, measure LT-2020-20/1128 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LT-2020-20_1128.html

Share

Eurofound publications based on EU PolicyWatch

12 September 2022

 

First responses to cushion the impact of inflation on citizens

Although the worldwide pandemic situation had already disrupted supply chains and triggered increases in energy and food prices in 2021, the situation deteriorated in 2022 with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Article

12 September 2022

 

Policies to support EU companies affected by the war in Ukraine

This article summarises the first policy responses that governments across the EU have started to implement to support companies affected by the rising prices, and those with commercial ties to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.

5 July 2022

 

Policies to support refugees from Ukraine

This article summarises the first policy responses of EU Member States, including those of the social partners and other civil society actors, enabling refugees to exercise their rights under the Temporary Protection Directive.

Article

16 June 2022

 

Back to work after COVID-19: Testing, vaccines and green certificates

In the second pandemic year 2021, access to one's place of work was increasingly dependent on providing proof of either having been tested, vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in several countries.

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process.