Amendment for Contract Workers in Indonesia

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The GR 35/2021 of Indonesia specifies huge changes to fixed-term contracts of an employment, periods of work, outsourcing  and the procedure of termination of employment. The guideline likewise commits bosses to pay remuneration to their workers if their fixed-term contracts are being extended.

The public authority trusts GR 35/2021 will give more prominent lawful assurance to laborers. GR 35/2021 has been perhaps the most expected carrying out guidelines as the public authority trusts it will give more noteworthy shield  to laborers. It perceives three kinds of FTC (fixed-term contracts):

  • FTC dependent on the work fulfillment,
  • FTC dependent on the time frame, and
  • FTC identified with non-perpetual work.

GR 35/2021 lays down that all FTC types are for work that is transitory and can be finished inside a set time-frame, hence any agreement expansions can’t be for delayed periods (for instance, 15 years or 20 years). Neglecting to stick to these principles will bring about the workers considered to be on a perpetual contract of an employment.

Remuneration for FTC workers

Before the Omnibus Law, anyone who terminates the FTC was needed to pay the other party a compensation that is equal to the worker’s salary for the rest period of the FTC. Assuming a FTC lapsed normally, neither one of the parties would need to pay. This has changed with GR 35/2021, which presently commits the business to pay remuneration to the worker, regardless of whether the worker ends the FTC ahead of time. An employer needs to pay compensation upon:

  • The expiry of a FTC,
  • Every augmentation of the FTC, and
  • Early end of the agreement, independent of who ends the agreement.

How is remuneration determined?

Remuneration is determined utilizing the accompanying equation:

Over one month yet under a year: –       

(work period in months/12) * salary of one month

More than twelve months: –                           

salary of one month

At the point when a FTC lapses and is then extended, the compensation for the underlying agreement should be paid when the FTC terminates. For any continuous FTCs, the remuneration installment will be determined from November 2, 2020, the date from which the Omnibus Law has become effective. Further, alien laborers are not eligbile for this remuneration.


GR 35/2021 expects bosses to enroll their FTC workers through an online framework in any event three working days from the date of the work contract signing. Assuming this isn’t possible, the bosses can go for undertaking manual registration at the neighborhood office of an employment in any event seven working days after the signing of said agreement.

Working hours

Ordinary working hours in Indonesia is forty hours every week, which can be split up into eight hours out of each day for five working days or seven hours of the day for six working days. GR 35/2021 gives recognition to working hours of under forty hours every week if the organization has the accompanying qualities:

  • Commence work that can be finished in under thirty five hours out of each week,
  • Can carry out adaptable working hours, and
  • Execute work that can be completed outside a specific location.


The guideline enlarges the extra time working hours to four hours out of every day and 18 hours of the week, which doesn’t make a difference to public occasions. GR 35/2021 necessitates that organization guidelines, collective labour contracts or the agreements of employment explicitly state what jobs are qualified for extra time pay. In the event that this isn’t clarified, the worker will naturally be qualified for such pay.