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Factsheet for measure LT-2020-9/298 – Updated – measures in Lithuania
|Country||Lithuania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 29 February 2020 – 01 May 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Paid sick leave
|Author||Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Social Research Centre) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 April 2020 (updated 20 June 2022)|
According to the provisional arrangements approved by the Order No. V-238 / A1-170 of the Minister for Health and the Minister for Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania (27/02/2020) with the view to preventing the spread of the COVID-19, a 2-week self-isolation is mandatory for each person returning to Lithuania from abroad or having been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.
After returning from abroad or having been in contact with a person infected with the COVID-19, the person is entitled to sickness benefit for 14 days of self-isolation. The benefit is paid if a person is employed and if he/she does not have the possibility to work remotely. The sick-leave certificate is issued remotely. The amount of the sickness benefit is 62.06% of the recipient’s average wage. The employer pays the recipient’s compensated wage for the first two days; from the third day wages are paid by the National Social Insurance Fund (Sodra). The minimum amount of sickness benefit is €152.05 per month, while the maximum is €1,621.38 per month.
No information yet available.
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
Social partners consulted only ad hoc, the tripartite meeting was not held.
Eurofound (2020), Compensation for employees in self-isolation, measure LT-2020-9/298 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LT-2020-9_298.html
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