Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to the Republic of the Indonesia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Indonesia: Thousands protest against ‘omnibus law’ on jobs

There are some places in the World that tend to escape our notice – even though they are numerically and economically of vast significance …

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Indonesia: New data protection rules move toward passage

The House of Representatives is still inching towards a new data protection law (PDP) …

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Indonesia: Idul Fitri collective leave moved to December due to COVID-19

Because of the health crisis, the Idul Fitri public holidays has been moved this year to Monday, December 28th until Thursday December 31st …

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Indonesia: 1.2 million workers furloughed, laid off as COVID-19 crushes economy

According the Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, during April 2020, 1 …

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Indonesia: THR payments

Although it is normal practice for the Minister of Manpower to issue a circular in the spring – reminding employers to honour THR payments – this year the circular is conspicuous by its absence …

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Indonesia: Localisation

Local and foreign companies operating in the country should by now have ensured that most HR positions are localised …

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Indonesia: Job Creation Omnibus Bill

We have previously reported on the pending labour reforms under the “Job Creation Omnibus Bill” …

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Indonesia: Government aims for revised labour law Bill by January

The government is putting finishing touches to a major revision of the 2003 labour law …

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Indonesia: Discussion of draft cybersecurity law halted

The Cybersecurity Bill that was submitted to the House of Representatives last October has not been carried forward into the new administration and has effectively been dropped …

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Indonesia: Ministry of Manpower Decree no 228

Ministry of Manpower Decree no 228 has now been published, setting out those sectors where expatriates may be hired …

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Indonesia: Presidential candidates spar over corruption

It is still three months to go before citizens go to the polls to vote for their next President …

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Indonesia: Plans are being drawn up to increase working time flexibility

The Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri has revealed in a recent interview that plans are being drawn up to increase working time flexibility for full-time workers …

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Indonesia: Survivor of sexual harassment faces imprisonment

A number of cases of sexual harassment have uncovered the difficulties for women of reporting such treatment …

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Indonesia: Supreme Court stepped in to clarify the limitations on foreign workers

The Supreme Court has stepped in to clarify the limitations on foreign workers under Article 42 of the Manpower Law …

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Indonesia: Reject candidates based on relationship is unlawful

Although Article 153 (1)(f) of the Employment Law gives employers the right to prohibit the employment of family members of an existing employee the Constitutional Court recently revoked the clause …

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