Basic Facts

Indonesia, located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the equator between Asia and Australia, is divided into 34 provinces. The country consists of 17,508 islands, and is the world’s fourth-most-populous country. It is also the world’s third-largest democracy and the world’s largest archipelagic state.

Some of the industries that have helped maintain the steady growth of Indonesia’s economy include; the fintech industry, the petrochemical industry, the infrastructure industry, the agriculture industry, and the healthcare sector.


*Please note that the official currency is the currency of remuneration when employed through WorkMotion in Indonesia.

Capital :
Currency :
Indonesian Rupiah (Rp, IDR)
Languages spoken :
Population :
273.5 million (2020 est.)
Minimum wage 2023 :
Varies across regions
Cost of Living index :
$$ (97 of 139 countries)
Payroll Frequency :
VAT - standard rate :
GDP - real growth rate :
3.7% (2021 est.)

Statutory Holidays

The holidays mentioned below are valid for the year 2024.


Holiday Name
Extra Information
January 1
New Year’s Day
February 8
Isra Mi'raj
February 10
Chinese New Year
Movable, taken on January 23 in lieu
March 11
Holy Day of Silence (Saka New Year)
March 29
Good Friday
March 31
Easter Day
April 10-11
Hari Raya Idul Fitri
May 1
Labor Day
May 9
Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 23
Vesak Day
June 1
Pancasila Day
June 4
Waisak Day
June 17
Eid al-Adha
July 7
Islamic New Year
August 17
Independence Day
September 16
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
December 25
Christmas Day

Contract Sharing Time

The approximate time for sharing the contract with an employee in Indonesia is 14 business days assuming no special requests or changes to our standard employment contract. Any such requests or changes would need to undergo internal and external review, directly leading to a time delay.

NOTE: This number is subject to change and is only an estimation of the Contract Sharing Time. The estimated Contract Sharing Time begins from the moment that WorkMotion has received all required information from both the client and the employee.

What You Need To Know

  • Fixed employment contracts cannot be established for any job for more than five years.
  • Workers employed on an indefinite basis are generally entitled to severance, long-service pay, and compensation of rights on termination of employment, but eligibility for long-service pay is subject to a minimum of three years of service.
  • Work performed on public holidays attracts payment of up to four times the usual wage.

Labor Conditions

Working Hours

The standard working hours are arranged either as seven hours per day and 40 hours per week for six working days in a week or eight hours per day and 40 hours per week for five working days in a week. Employees working six days per week are entitled to one day of rest per week whilst those who work five days per week get two days of rest.



Any work performed beyond seven hours per day and 40 hours per week in a six-day work week or eight hours per day and 40 hours per week in a five-day workweek is considered overtime work.   

Overtime must be paid at 1.5 times the normal hourly rate for the first hour and two times the normal rate for the subsequent hours. Overtime is calculated based on an employee’s monthly wage. The wage per hour is equal to 1/173  of the employee’s monthly wage.


Probation Period

Working agreements for an unspecified period can require a probation period of three months at the maximum.

Termination Notice Period
Termination Status Notice Period
During Probation No later than 7 days 
Termination by the employer post probation No later than 14 days 
Employee Resignation No later than 30 days



Leave / Time Off

Annual Leave

Paid leave in Indonesia is set in the employment contract with at least 12 days of paid annual leave per year after completing one full year of employment. 

Sick Leave

An employee who is not able to perform work due to illness is entitled to paid leave in the below manner:


Duration of Sickness Wage Entitlement
The first four months 100% of wages
5th to 8th months 75% of wages
9th to 12th month 50% of wages
Subsequent months 25% of wages

Parental Leave

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to take three months’ fully paid maternity leave, of which one and half months are taken prior to the birth, and the other one and half months are taken post-natal, or a period as stated in the medical statement issued by a doctor.


Paternity Leave

An employee whose wife gives birth to a baby or suffers a miscarriage is entitled to two days of paid leave from work.

Other Types of Paid Leave

Reason for Leave Leave Duration
Employees’ wedding 3 days
Wedding of their child 2 days
Circumcision of their son 2 days
Baptism of their child 2 days
Their wife giving birth or suffering a miscarriage 2 days
The death of their parents, in-laws, spouse, children, or son or daughter in law 2 days
The death of any family member who stayed in the same household 1 day
Menstruation leave 2 days

Unpaid Leave

There is no statutory provision for unpaid leave.

Statutory Benefits

All employees in Indonesia, including expatriates who work for a minimum of six months in the country, must participate in and make contributions to the National Social Security System (Sistem Jaminan Sosial Nasional  or “SJSN”), which is administered by the Social Security Administration Board (Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial  or “BPJS”). 

An overview of employer contributions towards statutory benefits is presented in the table below.

Benefits Employer Contribution
Worker Accident Benefit 0.24 to 1.74%
JSHK – Worker Accident Insurance 0.24%
Life insurance 0.3%
Old age savings 3.7%
Healthcare 4%
Pension 2% (maximum IDR 191,192)

Health Insurance

Employers contribute 3% toward mandatory health insurance.

Indonesia has compulsory universal healthcare which is funded through payroll taxes and the general budget. Employers are required to enroll their employees in this system.

Other Insurances

Accident Insurance

Worker Accident Benefit: This refers to the worker accident benefit under Social security (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) in Indonesia.  The contribution is fully paid by employers and ranges from 0.24% to 1.74% of wages, depending on the level of risk and protection.

JSHK – Worker Accident Insurance: JSHK is refer to worker accident statutory insurance under Jakarta district Government in Indonesia. Employers pay 0.24%.

Unemployment Insurance

To be eligible for unemployment benefits, participants must have participated in the government’s social security programs, the Social Security Administrator for Health (BPJS Kesehatan) for healthcare, and the Workers Social Security (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) for pensions.

0.46% of the monthly wages is paid to the Job Loss Scheme program, in which 0.22% is contributed by the government and the remaining 0.24% from the employer. Importantly, the employer’s contribution is taken from the re-composition of the life insurance and work compensation components of the pension program.

Public Pension

There are two types of mandatory pension premia in the BPJS manpower social security package:

  • Firstly, there is the Old Age Insurance facility, for which both the company and the employee are mandated to deposit a monthly contribution; and
  • Secondly, there is the Pension Insurance facility, for which only the company makes a monthly contribution.

Employers pay 3.7% for old-age insurance and 2% for the pension insurance.

Other Statutory Benefits

Life Insurance

Employers contribute 0.3% towards life insurance.

Upon the death of the participant, their heirs can claim the benefits.


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