Omnibus Law Implementing Regulations: A Mixed Bag of Labour Reforms

With the Omnibus Law becoming effective on 2 November 2020, the Indonesian government has issued a series of regulations to guide its implementation, including what we consider to be a ‘mixed bag’ of labour reforms. We highlight the key changes under these labour reforms that employers need to consider. Read more

Omnibus Law Insights: Guide to Impact on Indonesia’s Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Sectors – Licensing, Environmental, Forestry and Construction Reforms

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law has been heralded for introducing significant reforms in a range of areas, including Indonesia’s laws on investment, employment, immigration, environmental standards, business licensing and building permits. In this article we discuss the potential impact on investors in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. Read more

Omnibus Law Insights: Are the Labour Reforms Really Pro-Employer?

The labour reforms in the Omnibus Law have largely been controversial because they are widely reported to introduce a fundamental shift in employee protection in Indonesia. While this is true for certain aspects of the law, such as employee entitlements upon termination, employers should be mindful that many of the changes may actually be employee-friendly. Read more

Omnibus Law Insights: Impact on Investment

Indonesia’s widely heralded, but controversial, Omnibus Law is intended to remove a plethora of complexities and red tape across a range of existing laws that are seen to hinder business efficiency in Indonesia. It also aims to significantly reduce the barriers to foreign investment, supporting a more open and competitive economy. Read more