Indonesia Leave Laws

In this page, we’ll break down all you need to know about leave laws in Indonesia.

Read on to learn about employees’ rights in regards to paid time off/annual leave, sick leave, parental leave, national/public holidays, and more.

This page is intended for reference purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please see official government sources or consult a legal professional for actual legal advice.


After completing 12 months of service, full-time employees in Indonesia are entitled to 12 days of paid time off each year. Employees have the right to take one six-day period of leave per year.

After completing six years of service, employees are entitled to one month of paid annual leave in each of the following two years.

PTO Payout & Use It or Lose It

Unused leave expires six months after the year it is given.

Learn more about Use It or Lose It policies here.

Sick Leave in Indonesia

Employees are entitled to an indefinite amount of paid sick leave with a corresponding doctor’s statement, but the amount compensated drops with the length of time off work.

Female workers are also entitled to paid leave on the first and second days of menstruation, if they are unable to work because of it.

Indonesia Public Holidays

Indonesia has the following public holidays for 2024:

January 1New Year’s Day
February 8Isra Mi’raj
February 9Chinese New Year Holiday
February 10Chinese New Year
March 11Bali Hindu New Year
March 12Bali Hindu New Year Holiday
March 29Good Friday
April 8 to April 9Lebaran Holiday
April 10Hari Raya Idul Fitri
April 11 to April 15Lebaran Holiday
May 1Labour Day
May 9Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
May 10Ascension Day of Jesus Christ Holiday
May 23Waisak Day
May 24Waisak Day Holiday
June 1Pancasila Day
June 17Idul Adha
June 18Idul Adha Holiday
July 7Islamic New Year
August 17Independence Day
September 16Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Christmas Holiday

Parental Leave in Indonesia (Maternity Leave & Paternity Leave)

Employees are entitled to 1.5 months of maternity leave before birth and 1.5 months after birth. This can be extended on a doctor’s recommendation. This leave is to be fully paid.

Fathers are entitled to two days of paid paternity leave (covered under the “Personal Leave” section below).

Bereavement Leave in Indonesia

Employees in Indonesia are entitled to two days of paid time off for the death of a spouse, child, child-in-law, parents or parents-in-law.

What is Bereavement Leave? Click here to learn more.

Other Leave Types

Personal Leave

Certain situations entitle employees to paid time off:

Employees are also entitled to paid time off to fulfill obligations to the state, for religious obligations, and for educational programs required by their employer.

Official Resources

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