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.
Unused leave expires six months after the year it is given.
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 has the following public holidays for 2024:
|New Year’s Day
|Chinese New Year Holiday
|Chinese New Year
|Bali Hindu New Year
|Bali Hindu New Year Holiday
|April 8 to April 9
|Hari Raya Idul Fitri
|April 11 to April 15
|Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
|Ascension Day of Jesus Christ Holiday
|Waisak Day Holiday
|Idul Adha Holiday
|Islamic New Year
|Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
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).
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.
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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.