Working Mothers in Indonesia

Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave? Yes
What is the duration of maternity leave? 13.0 weeks
Who pays for maternity leave? Employer
Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave? Yes
Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave? Yes
Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work? Yes
Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care? Yes
Does the law provide for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers? Yes
Does the law require parental leave for parents? No
Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options? No

To comply with international standards, maternity leave duration should be at least 14 weeks and during maternity leave workers should be paid at least 67% of their wage.


More about maternity leave:

The Manpower Act provides 03 months of maternity leave to all the female workers who work for a wage or other form of remuneration. There is no qualification condition specified by the law. Female workers are entitled to 45 days of antenatal leave (estimated by an obstetrician or a midwife to give birth to a baby) and another 45 days of postnatal leave.

Maternity leave can be extended in case of any complication or medical reasons. Attested written statement from the obstetrician or a midwife, specifying the medical condition, must be provided either prior or after the delivery.

Leave in case of any pregnancy-related illness or complication is not specified by the law. However, a female worker who has a miscarriage is entitled to a period of leave of 45 days, or a period of leave as stated in the medical statement issued by the obstetrician or midwife.

Source: §1(3) and 82 of the Manpower Act (Law No. 13 of 2003)

Maternity leave is fully paid by the employer to a worker availing her right to take maternity leave. The cash benefit is provided for the whole duration of maternity leave, i.e., up to 03 months.

Source: §1(3) and 82 of the Manpower Act (Law No. 13 of 2003)

More about parental leave:

No specific leave entitlements found in the law on parental leave.