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Factsheet for measure LT-2020-20/1128 – measures in Lithuania
|Country||Lithuania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 15 May 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
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)|
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
Pursuant to Law on Employment No XII-2470, subsidising of the job creation/adaptation shall be organised:
The subsidy may be granted:
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.
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.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||
Company / Companies
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|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:
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.
No information available.
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
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