Lithuania - Reform of overtime in parliament - April 30, 2016

The parliament has given a go-ahead of more overtime hours in the debate on the new Labour Code. The decision is not yet final – after discussing the entire Labour Code, the parliament will vote on the entire bill before proceeding to the phase of adoption. The government says that the new, more liberal Code is necessary in order to attract more investment and create new jobs. Trade unions say, however, that it will lead to a reduction of social guarantees for employees, primarily due to shorter periods of notice of termination of employment and smaller severance payments.

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