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Indonesia Employment Law Masterclass 2023




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Workplace and Employment Law

Indonesia Employment Law Masterclass 2023

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Course Duration

6 Hours



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Course schedule

9AM to 5PM

Course Overview

This course will provide lawyers, human resource professionals, executives, and employers in general guidance on key legal and compliance considerations in the Indonesia, especially since new ways of working become increasingly embedded as the pandemic begins to recede.

Course Objectives

  • The Job Creation Law (Law No. 11 of 2020), enacted in November 2020, introduced fundamental changes to Indonesia’s employment laws and regulations. These changes, including to expatriate employment, employee entitlements and, perhaps most importantly, the termination process, are of keen interest and vital importance to companies, both foreign and domestic, in Indonesia and could have a profound effect on how they do business.

  • As employers were adapting to the new regime, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court ruled in late 2021 that the Job Creation Law is conditionally unconstitutional and ordered its amendment. This development has raised legal concerns and left employers wondering what to expect next and how they should proceed.

  • An equally important focal point in Indonesian manpower law are the developments brought about by Covid-19. The pandemic prompted the Indonesian government to issue a flurry of regulations concerning, among other things, the use of foreign workers, the adjustment of wages and benefits, contributions to the national social security program, flexible work arrangements, workplace prevention and control of Covid-19, and government assistance and tax facilities.

  • Mastering these changes in Indonesian manpower law and regulatory compliance is essential if businesses want to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in Indonesia.

This Course Is Designed For

  • Human Resource Practitioners

  • Industrial Relations Practitioners

  • Line Mangers/ Executives

  • Business Owners

  • Professionals with responsibility of overseeing employees

Course outline

Manpower Law, as Amended, Constitutional Court Decision and Implementing Regulations

  • Applicable implementing regulations after the Manpower Law, as amended became effective

  • Outsourcing

  • Work time and overtime – introduction to flexi-time

  • Fixed term employment

  • Termination procedures and entitlements for fixed term and permanent employees

  • Unemployment insurance

  • Expatriate employment

  • Constitutional Court decision on the Job Creation Law and its implications

Covid-19 and the Workplace

  • Hiring and employment of foreign workers

  • Adjustment of wages and benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Guidelines on the workplace prevention and control of Covid-19

  • Suspension of business operations

  • Deferment of contributions to manpower social security programs

  • Government assistance and tax facilities

  • Vaccine mandate

Managing Different Categories of Employment Contracts

  • Fixed term versus permanent employment

  • Outsourcing employment

  • Secondment

  • Expatriate employment

Best Practices – Disabled Workers, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowers

  • How employers can comply with the 2016 Disabilities Law

  • Regulating harassment in the Company Regulation

  • Providing necessary protections for whistleblowers

  • Collecting, transferring and storing employees’ data

Data Protection in the Workplace

  • New data protection law and collecting and handling personal information of employees

  • GDPR and handling employee data – what it means for companies in Indonesia

Dos and Don’ts for Employers in 2022

  • Revising Company Regulation, Collective Labor Agreement, employment contracts to comply with the Manpower Law, as amended

  • Issues arising from flexible work arrangements and Covid-19

  • Termination/retrenchment

The Trainers

Rusmaini Lenggogeni


SSEK Legal Consultants

Rusmaini Lenggogeni is a supervising partner of SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants’ labor and employment practice. She is also a member of the firm’s corporate mergers and acquisitions practice. Rusmaini is experienced in all aspects of Indonesian labor and employment law. She is particularly active in advising companies on labor and employment matters in relation to a merger or acquisition.

In addition to labor and employment matters, Rusmaini is heavily involved in helping clients establish corporations and with foreign investment deals and mergers and acquisitions.

Rusmaini has been a Legal 500 recommended lawyer for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, and labor and employment.

Rusmaini graduated from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law, attended the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, and earned her LL.M. from American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.

Rusmaini Lenggogeni

Syahdan Z. Aziz


SSEK Legal Consultants

Syahdan Z. Aziz joined SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants in 2005. As part of his practice, Syahdan advises clients on all aspects of Indonesian labor and employment law. This includes advising clients on severance matters, company regulations, employment contracts, including contracts for foreign workers, secondment arrangements, labor disputes and social security programs.

Syahdan received his Bachelor of Laws in economic law from the University of Indonesia in 2005. He earned his Master of Laws in 2009 after completing a one-year program in international economic and business law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Syahdan has been named by Asialaw as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for energy and natural resources, and projects and infrastructure.

Syahdan Z. Aziz


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