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Which Labour Code – the old or the new one – should apply?2016-10-19

Following the adoption of the Labour Code, in practice, many issues still in relation to its implementation and application. For example, how should the employer act if a notice of dismissal is given ..

Hyperlinks to protected works might be illegal 2016-10-17

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) established criteria for legality of links to protected works that are freely accessible in other websites without the consent of the copyright holder..

Disproportional distribution of bonuses in the companies is also possible2016-10-12

Bonuses are one of the most commonly used ways to remunerate members of board or supervisory board for their job. This way of remuneration is directly related to a profit gained by a company: the law ..

A new Labour Code: changes that are of particular relevance for the business2016-09-19

On 14 September 2016, the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) decided to overturn President Dalia Grybauskaite’s veto on the draft of a new Labour Code, and thereby passed the vetoed legislation without an..

(Un)guilty Without Fault In Cartels2016-09-06

One might be accused of participating in a cartel even in the absence of fault. However, the European Court of Justice, which developed this doctrine, tends to restrict it and this is evident in the r..

Procedures for Demolition of Illegal Structures in Lithuania to Become Shorter2016-09-01

Structures built without permission can be demolished by their owners; otherwise, structures are demolished forcefully. However, so far reality has shown that in cases where owners avoid demolishing i..

Employers must compensate employees separately for restricting their right to work for others, not only after, but also during their employment 2016-08-11

Summary Following the latest case law of the Supreme Court of Lithuania, it is not enough to state that an employee cannot work for a competitor during their employment. It is necessary to pay compens..

Courts cannot weigh in on redundancy’s expedience, because this is competence of the employer not the courts2016-08-09

The Supreme Court of Lithuania recently affirmed that the courts have no competence to assess whether an employer’s decision to restructure and make staff redundant has been expedient and reasonable, ..

Compensations to unsucesfull biders – a means to attract the best participants to tenders 2016-07-27

Lithuania has ambitious plans regarding the development of the public infrastructure. With the help of international private business (partners), the plans for the near future include reconstruction o..

Even the smallest inaccuracy may render a guarantee invalid 2016-07-25

A guarantee is one of the most frequently used securities. In the case law and in legal acts of Lithuania, 2 types of guarantees are distinguished: the conditional guarantee, where the guarantor is on..

Investments in neglected real estate in Lithuania: what you need to know 2016-07-20

One of the highest returns on investments in real estate may be expected in the cases where an acquired neglected real estate item is regenerated. However, not only renovation of property requires sub..

The employer shall pay a non-compete compensation to current employees if he wants to limit them from working for a competitor during their employment. 2016-03-10

Summary Following the latest case law of the Supreme Court of Lithuania (held on 12 Feb 2016) it is not enough to state that an employee cannot work for a competitor during their employment. It is nec..

Consumer Insolvency in Lithuania – a Status Quo Update2016-02-02

With the Law on consumer insolvency in Lithuania (the “Law”) having come into force only in March 2013, following its adoption in May 2012, and in light of the now proposed amendments to the Law, we f..

Charges for a spouse’s employment against a manager may imply discrimination of marital status2016-02-01

Summary In a recent liability case the Supreme Court of Lithuania emphasized that the mere fact that a person works in a company governed by their spouse does not mean a breach of loyalty obligations..


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