The functions and rights of the Lithuanian Tripartite Council as well as the procedure for organising its work are established by the Regulations of the Council.
The TC considers policies in the social, economic and labour areas and has the right to adopt decisions and submit conclusions and recommendations to the Government and the Seimas (the Parliament), to conclude tripartite agreements, to receive information necessary for the work of the Lithuanian TC, and to invite representatives of the parties as well as experts to its meetings and hear them out on matters within their competence. The recommendations and decisions are issued in plenary meetings which are held regularly - usually once a month. These recommendations are not binding.
The Council adopts decisions on a consensual basis. All undisputed proposals from Council's members are recorded in the part of the minutes concerning the decision. In the event of failure to reach an agreement, differing opinions are reflected in the minutes of the session. The Council may agree to hold additional discussions on an issue, if no agreement is reached.
The decisions of the Tripartite Council are signed by its chairperson and secretary.
The Tripartite Council Coordination Unit in the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania is responsible for preparing and organising the Council's acitivities.