Payroll and HR
Administration in Lithuania
Lithuania – Payroll and HR administration services
Hiring and onboarding employees in Lithuania
Onboarding ProcessOne of the significant aspects of onboarding in Lithuania is signing an employment contract. The employment contract shall be prepared in writing. Contracts are very regulated, and the government provided a model employment contract that needs to be used as a draft.
Probation PeriodThe standard trial period is three months or can be shorter. The probation period includes only active workdays
Health and SafetyAn employer is required to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Requirements for work conditions are contained in the “Labor Protection Law” of Lithuania. Following the requirements mitigates the risks of damage to the health and safety of the people.
Work permits and Visas in Belarus
Visa TypesLithuania is a member state of the Schengen zone. The Schengen zone is the territories of European countries that have signed the Schengen agreement. The concept of this zone is that its external borders are highly protected, and controlled, but the internal borders are canceled.
Work PermitA company that wants to employ the foreign citizen needs to register a vacancy at the local labor exchange one month before applying for the work permit.
Working hours and leaves in Lithuania
Working hours and overtimeThe new Labor Code of Lithuania stipulates the standard of the workweek of 40 hours. Previously, the daily norm of working hours was 8 hours. Now there is no such requirement, the daily minimum of rest time is equal to at least 11 hours per day, and the weekly norm for resting is 35 hours.
Vacation leaveThe annual paid vacation leave is 20 days per year and 24 hours for an employee that works six-day workweek. On of the vacation, leaves cannot be shorter than ten business days, and 12 days for a six workhour week. Compensation for the days on vacation is paid at least one day before the start of the vacation leave.
Sick leaveThe employer pays the first two days of sick leave. The compensation is equal to 80 or 100% of the employer’s decision.
The average salary is calculated, taking into account the last full quarter. To be eligible for the sick leave compensations, and employee needs to have at least three months of continuous work for the previous six months and six months of constant work for the last two years.