SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                          
                                                                                
    RESOLUTION ON THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE LAW ON EMPLOYMENT                 
                            CONTRACT                                            
                                                                                
     The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania resolves:                 
     1. To   establish  that the  Republic of  Lithuania  Law  on               
Employment Contract shall  enter into  force on  1 January  1992,               
with   the exception  of paragraph 2 of Article 4, and Article 37               
which shall  enter into   force on  1 March  1992. In  the period               
up to  1 March  1992, Articles  44 and  205 of the Labour Code of               
the Republic of Lithuania shall be in force.                                    
     Article 37, paragraph 1(1) of Article 43, and paragraph 4 of               
Article 158 of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
be suspended from the day of enactment of this Law.                             
     2. To   determine  that   regulations provided   by this Law               
shall be  applied to   labour  relations   established prior to 1               
January 1992 and maintained after the enactment of this Law.                    
     3. To commission:                                                          
1) the  Government of the Republic of Lithuania to prepare, by 15               
April 1992,  the draft of the law on the amendments to the Labour               
Code of  the Republic of Lithuania, and to other employment laws,               
which amendments  bear on  the enactment of the Law on Employment               
Contract; and                                                                   
2) the  Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Security to               
prepare and  approve, by  1 March  1992, the  list of occupations               
where persons  from 14  to 16  years of  age may  be employed  to               
perform work  in pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 4 of the Law               
on Employment Contract.                                                         
     4. To  establish that  the period  of  notice  specified  in               
Article 28 of this  Law shall  be applicable  only in  the  cases               
where     an  application  concerning    the  termination  of  an               
employment contract was filed after this Law had come into force.               
     5. In   the  previously  enacted  laws,  to  substitute  the               
words "employment contract" for the words " contract of hire".                  
     6. To   establish  that   Article  16  of  this  Law,  which               
provides for  the requirement    to  present    social  insurance               
certificates to  the employer,  shall   enter into   force  on  1               
January  1993. Up to the specified date,  the regulations for the               
keeping of labour record books shall be valid.                                  
     7. To   establish  that the  employees who  have been  given               
notice of the termination of employment in the manner established               
by law  on the  grounds   of the   liquidation  of an enterprise,               
institution or  organisation, or   reduction  of   the number  of               
employees prior  to the  entry   into force   of  this  Law, upon               
being discharged  on the specified grounds  shall have  the right               
to receive   gratuity  on discharge (other  payments) for  choice               
either as  provided for  in Article 40  of this Law or in Article               
51(3) of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania.                          
     8. To  grant  the  right  to  the  Ministry  of  Justice  to               
interpret the  application of  the Law  on Employment Contract in               
conjunction with the Ministry of Social Security.                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
28 November 1991                                                                
No. I-2050