Lithuanian Labour Reform: In Search of Balance

Aušra Bagdonaitė


Purpose. The analysis aims to evaluate the new balance of the interests of employers and employees as established in the recently adopted Lithuanian Labour Code.
Design/ methodology/ approach. The analysis considers the main reforms of Lithuanian labour law. The very essence of reforms is presented in the context of the labour market situation and former regulations. 
Findings. Notwithstanding the results of implementation remaining unclear, the new Labour Code manages to reach a balanced relationship between the employer and the employee.
Research limitations/implications. It is focused on the essential changes regarding introduction of flexibility measures, new rights of employees and measures taken to encourage collective labour relations. 
Originality/ value. The analysis contributes to the ongoing debate on labour law reforms in Eastern European countries.
Paper type. Issues paper.