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Title: LITHUANIA: NO REPORTS OF FORCED LABOR AND CHILD

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08VILNIUS3392008-05-08 14:41:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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DOL/ILAB RRIGBY, 
DEPT FOR DRL/ILCSR MMITTELHOUSER AND G/TIP SSTEINER 
 
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA: NO REPORTS OF FORCED LABOR AND CHILD 
LABOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF GOODS 
 
REF: SECSTATE 43120 
 
¶1.  There are no reports of child labor or forced labor for 
the production of goods in Lithuania, according to NGOs and 
the relevant GOL agency that post consulted.  There were 
reports of violations of the labor law that affected children 
in service industries, but most violations were not severe. 
 
 
¶2.  Lithuania's State Labor Inspectorate (SLI) conducted over 
300 investigations of potential labor law infractions 
involving over 700 children in 2006 and the first six months 
of 2007 (more recent data is not available).  Through its 
investigations, the SLI identified 232 violations of the 
labor law affecting children.  Eighty-five percent of the 
children involved were aged 16-17.  Fifteen percent of the 
children involved were aged 14-15.  Approximately fifty 
percent of violations involved break time schedules -- i.e., 
employees did not allow legally employed children to take 
legally entitled breaks during working hours.  Other 
violations included working late in the evening, hazardous 
conditions, and payment issues.  Only five cases involved 
infractions that the SLI deemed serious enough to warrant 
transfer to the court system. 
CLOUD