Religious-Holiday Allowance for Workers

As Eid Al-Fitr Day draws nearer, most of the Indonesian working population awaits anxiously to receive their religious-holiday allowance (tunjangan hari raya or commonly known as THR) and soon to embark on their collective homecoming tradition.

The government has also reminded[1] every state-owned and private-owned companies of their legal obligation to provide their employees with their rightful religious-holiday allowance as stipulated by the Minister of Employment (“THR Regulation”).[2]

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Foreign Worker Employment Policy Falls to Criticisms

After many complaints from foreign investors due to its overly stringent rules, Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 16 of 2015 regarding Procedures for Employing Foreign Workers (“Regulation”) was recently revised through the recent issuance of Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 35 of 2015 (“Amendment”) on 23 October 2015.

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