Lithuania proposes tough rules for hiring foreign workers in sweeping reforms

06:11 PM | 16 Apr, 2024
Lithuania proposes tough rules for hiring foreign workers in sweeping reforms

VILNIUS - Lithuania is making it tougher for foreign workers to find jobs in the country as the government is exploring stricter regulations on who can find employment.

Agnė Bilotaitė, the country's Minister of Interior, explained that the rules were enforced because more and more foreigners are moving to Lithuania, adding that the fresh rules will allow more efficient management of migration flows.

Under the new rules which are being proposed, Lithuanian employers will have to follow stricter guidelines when hiring foreigners as they will need specific licenses and have to report any changes. Moreover, they will have to offer full-time positions to the employees.

In line with the proposals, foreign workers will also face new requirements and they'll have to share details about their skills and work experience besides banning them from working for more than four employers, Schengenvisainfo reported.

The changes mean only foreigners with a valid residence permit can work in Lithuania though there are some exceptions as certain groups like researchers and teachers can still work without a residence permit.

Lithuania is also limiting the number of foreign workers as the authorities have set a quota that can't exceed 14% of the total number of residents each year.

If the changes are approved by the lawmakers and are implemented, Lithuania would be joining other countries like the UK, Australia and Canada which have already promulgated policies aimed at discouraging immigration.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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