REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                          LAW ON WAGES                                          
                                                                                
     This law   shall regulate  the wages  of employees  who work               
under employment   contracts    in   enterprises,   institutions,               
and organizations, regardless of their forms of property.                       
                                                                                
     Article 1. Wages                                                           
                                                                                
     An employee's   wages  shall   depend on  labour supply  and               
demand in the labour  market, quality  and  quantity  of  labour,               
and  the results of the enterprise's activities.                                
     It shall  be prohibited  to reduce  wages due  to a person's               
sex, age, race, nationality, or political convictions.                          
                                                                                
     Article 2. Minimum Wage                                                    
                                                                                
     The State   shall  establish a  minimum hourly wage (minimum               
monthly salary).                                                                
     An employee's   hourly  (monthly)   wages may   not be  less               
than the  minimum hourly  wage (monthly  salary)  established  by               
laws.                                                                           
                                                                                
     Article 3. Organization of Wages                                           
                                                                                
     Conditions  of   payment,  rate-qualification   requirements               
of occupations  and   posts, and   the procedure  for fixing wage               
rates for  jobs   and  employees  shall  be  established  by  the               
owners (employers)  of    the  enterprises,    institutions,  and               
organizations in collective agreements.                                         
     Fixed hourly  wage  rates,  monthly  salaries,  other  forms               
and conditions  of    payment,  and    working    standards    in               
enterprises, institutions,   and     organizations   shall     be               
established    in  collective   agreements    or,  if   they  are               
not   concluded,   in employment  contracts   according to    the               
procedure  established by the laws  of the  Republic of Lithuania               
(hereafter referred  to as  "collective agreements  or employment               
contracts").                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 4. Wages for Employees of State Institutions                       
                                                                                
     The   conditions    of   payment     for   State   employees               
shall  be established by the laws the Republic of Lithuania.                    
The conditions  of payment for employees of institutions financed               
from the  budget shall  be established  by the  Government of the               
Republic of Lithuania. These conditions shall be revised at least               
once a  year, taking into account the raise in wages of employees               
in material production.                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 5. Guaranty of Actual Payment                                      
                                                                                
     Taking into   account  the   price index,   wages  shall  be               
indexed according  to   the procedure   established by the Law on               
Individual Income Security of the Republic of Lithuania.                        
                                                                                
     Article  6.   Wages  During   a  Change  in  Normal  Working               
               Conditions                                                       
     During a   change in  normal working conditions, wages shall               
be as follows:                                                                  
     in harmful   conditions  -   at least  one and  a  half  the               
hourly  (daily)   wage  rate  (monthly  salary)  established  for               
employees;                                                                      
     in  conditions    of  the    optimum  permissible  level  of               
harmfulness -  at least   double  the   hourly (daily)  wage rate               
(monthly salary) established for employees.                                     
     Working  condition      classifications   and      permitted               
concentrations and levels  of harmful  factors shall be regulated               
by the  laws of  the Republic  of Lithuania and other legislative               
acts.                                                                           
     Fixed  wages     shall   be    established  in    collective               
agreements  or employment contracts.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 7. Overtime and Night Wages                                        
                                                                                
     At least   one  and   a half  the hourly  wage rate (monthly               
salary) established  for   employees shall  be paid  for overtime               
and night work (from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.).                                        
     Fixed  wages     shall   be    established  in    collective               
agreements  or employment contracts.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 8. Wages for Days off and Public Holidays                          
                                                                                
     Unscheduled work   on   days   off   and   public   holidays               
shall  be compensated for  by providing  another day off within a               
month, or  at the  request of  the employee,  by paying  at least               
double the hourly or  daily established wage without providing an               
additional day off.                                                             
     Employees shall  be paid double the hourly or daily wage for               
work scheduled on public holidays.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 9. Payment for Idle Time                                           
                                                                                
     Employees shall   be  paid   no less than the minimum hourly               
wage as  established by   the  State   for the   full  period  of               
involuntary idleness, if  they have  informed the  administration               
beforehand about  the possibility  of idleness  or the  onset  of               
idleness.                                                                       
     The procedure  for registering involuntary idle time and the               
fixed wages   for     that   period   shall   be  established  in               
collective agreements or employment contracts.                                  
     Employees shall   not  be  paid for idle time for which they               
are at fault.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 10. Wages for Incomplete Periods of Work                           
                                                                                
     Employees shall    be  paid  proportionally  for  incomplete               
periods of  work (short   workdays  or weeks)  depending  on  the               
period or amount of work completed.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 11. The Date, Place, and Procedure of Payment                      
                                                                                
     Wages shall   be  paid   during working  hours at  least two               
times per month.                                                                
     Holiday wages  shall be paid before the holiday begins. Upon               
being discharged from work, employees shall be paid all due wages               
on no later than the last workday.                                              
     The   date,    place,   and     procedure   of  the  payment               
shall   be established  in collective  agreements  or  employment               
contracts.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 12. Average Wages                                                  
                                                                                
     Employees  shall   be  guaranteed  average  wages  in  cases               
provided  for  in  the    laws  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,               
collective agreements,  or employment   contracts.  These average               
wages shall  be calculated  in the  procedure established  by the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
     Average wages   shall  comprise   all wages  on which  State               
social insurance  premiums   shall be  assessed, according to the               
enforced procedure.                                                             
     Employees who   are  prevented   from working  in their main               
place of employment in  the cases  provided by  law shall be paid               
at least  double the  salary by  the institution  or organization               
whose duties they carry out.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 13. Settlement of Disputes                                         
                                                                                
     Wage disputes  shall be  investigated in  the procedure  for               
the settlement  of disputes  as established  by the  laws of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 14. Control of Law Observance                                      
                                                                                
     The State  Labour Inspectorate  shall exercise  control over               
the observance of this Law.                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 15. Liability for Violation of this Law                            
                                                                                
     Losses incurred  as a  result of  the violation  of this Law               
shall be recovered by the guilty party.                                         
     In cases   provided  for   in the  laws of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania, disciplinary,  administrative   and  criminal  actions               
shall  be applied for the violation of this Law.                                
                                                                                
     Article 16. Information about Wages                                        
                                                                                
     Information   concerning    an   employee's     wages  shall               
only   be furnished  in   cases provided  for in law, or upon the               
agreement of the employee.                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
9 January 1991                                                                  
No. I-924