Enactment of KIA Law: Enhancing Employee Protection through New Maternity Leave Provisions
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Enactment of KIA Law: Enhancing Employee Protection through New Maternity Leave Provisions

The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia or Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia (“DPR”) has recently approved the Bill on Maternal and Child Welfare in the First Thousand Days of Life (“KIA Law”) into law during the 19th Plenary Meeting of DPR Year 2023-2024 held on 4th June 2024. This historic law confirms…

Assessing the Potential and Obstacles of Foreign Worker Utilization in IKN: Highlights of Regulation Of The Head Of The Authority Of Nusantara Capital City 2/2024
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Assessing the Potential and Obstacles of Foreign Worker Utilization in IKN: Highlights of Regulation Of The Head Of The Authority Of Nusantara Capital City 2/2024

In March 2024, the Head of Ibu Kota Nusantara (“IKN”) Authority enacted Regulation Of The Head Of The Authority Of Nusantara Capital City Number 2 of 2024 concerning the Administration of Licensing Services in the Nusantara Capital City (“Head of IKN Authority Regulation 2/2024“). One of the key points in this regulation focuses on the…

Intellectual Property as Fiduciary Security in Indonesia: Breakthrough or Challenge?
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Intellectual Property as Fiduciary Security in Indonesia: Breakthrough or Challenge?

The creative economy or Ekonomi Kreatif (“Ekraf”) significantly boosts the national Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”). The growth of this sector is partly contributed by the protection of Intellectual Property (“IP”), which encourages innovation by rewarding creators through the use of their creation, among others as fiduciary security. The use of IP as fiduciary security is…

From Annual to Triennial: Exploring the Shift to 3-Year RKAB in Indonesia’s Mining Industry.
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From Annual to Triennial: Exploring the Shift to 3-Year RKAB in Indonesia’s Mining Industry.

Indonesia’s mining industry is experiencing a significant transformation with the shift from annual to triennial Work and Budget Plans (“RKAB”), mandated in MEMR Regulation 10/2023. This move aims to streamline operations and planning, providing long-term stability for stakeholders. With the separation of RKAB for the Exploration and Production stages, regulatory clarity finds a newfound stronghold,…

Understanding the Dynamics of Fixed-Term Employment Agreements
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Understanding the Dynamics of Fixed-Term Employment Agreements

General Overview of Fixed-Term Employment Agreements Pursuant to Article 1 Number 10 of the Government Regulation Number 35 of 2021 on Temporary Employment Agreement, Outsourcing, Working Hours and Breaks, and Termination of Employment Relationships (“GR 35/2021”), fixed-term employment agreements delineate the contractual relationships between employers and employees for a specified duration or certain tasks that…

Indonesia Strengthens its Arbitration Framework: A Look at PERMA Number 3 of 2023
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Indonesia Strengthens its Arbitration Framework: A Look at PERMA Number 3 of 2023

Indonesia has strengthened its arbitration framework with Supreme Court Regulation No. 3 of 2023, or PERMA 3/2023. This is a response to the need for efficient dispute resolution in today’s rapidly evolving commercial landscape. PERMA 3/2023 expands the jurisdiction for enforcing international arbitral awards, clarifies the definition of “public policy,” and facilitates electronic registration and…

Whistleblowing System: Encouraging Reporting of Employment Fraud
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Whistleblowing System: Encouraging Reporting of Employment Fraud

In recent years, there has been a growing trend in the implementation of whistleblowing system across various organizations, which initially started with the use of this system in government institutions. Companies in the private sector have also implemented the whistleblowing system in an effort to address and prevent corporate malpractice, corporate fraud, internal bribery, corruption,…

Understanding and Adhering to Indonesia’s Overtime Pay Provisions
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Understanding and Adhering to Indonesia’s Overtime Pay Provisions

Employees have the right to a healthy and comfortable working environment and to avoid work environments that have adverse impacts on their physical and mental health. To protect this right, employees are entitled to reasonable and humane working hours with adequate breaks and rest periods. If these working hours must be exceeded, the employer has…

E-Procurement & E-Tendering in Indonesia: Game Changer or A Way for Irregularities?
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E-Procurement & E-Tendering in Indonesia: Game Changer or A Way for Irregularities?

In today’s ever-increasing digitalization era, all businesses across sectors must adapt to the challenges of this digital landscape to become more competitive and efficient. Procurement of products and services, as one of the entry points into business competition in government and private projects, contributes to the adoption of digitalization to ensure smooth and efficient procurement…

Ensuring Fair Compensation: Wage Regulations in Indonesia
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Ensuring Fair Compensation: Wage Regulations in Indonesia

Wage Policy in Indonesia: Pursuant to Article 1 Number 30 of Law Number 13 of 2003 concerning Employment, as partially amended by the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2 of 2022 and subsequently ratified through Law Number 6 of 2023 (“Employment Law”), wages are recognized as an employee’s entitlement that manifests in monetary…