Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Work Permit for Foreign Workers in Indonesia

Author(s): I Nyoman Putu Budiartha

This study focused on the arrangement of working permit for foreign workers in Indonesia. It’s aimed to find out legal protection arrangement for foreign workers and legal actions and sanctions can be given to the work permit violations committed by foreign workers working in companies in Indonesia. This study concluded that legal protection arrangements for foreign workers in Indonesia should obtain a work permit from the Indonesian government through authorized or designated officials. Moreover, protection afforded to the foreign workers by granting rights and obeying obligations in accordance with Indonesian labour legislation should also be adjusted to the provisions of International Labour Organization. However, when the rights of the foreign workers are violated by the company or other parties, the foreign worker concerned can make legal remedies, dispute settlement either non litigation or litigation. Furthermore, legal actions and legal sanctions that may be imposed on foreign workers who violate the working permit in Indonesia are by preventive action and repressive action.