Jakarta, Armfalcon.com —
Ministry of Labor (Kemnaker) received 2,303 complaints about payments Holiday allowance (THR) as of April 23, 2023. The complaint involved 1,537 companies throughout Indonesia.
Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower Anwar Sanusi said companies in DKI Jakarta were the most reported, namely 425 companies. Then followed by West Java with 305 companies.
“Meanwhile, 278 complaints have been followed up. The others are in the validation and verification process,” Anwar said in an official statement, Sunday (23/4).
The types of complaints that came in consisted of 1,162 THR complaints that were not paid, 753 were paid not according to the provisions, and 388 were paid late.
Anwar said that after the Joint Leave, his party would hold a coordination meeting to follow up on these complaints.
“We will carry out coordination with the provincial employment offices to accelerate the settlement of complaints, while waiting for D+7 to see the final number of complaints,” he said.
The government requires employers to provide THR to workers/laborers no later than seven days before Idul Fitri in full or not in installments. The Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah explained that the ban on paying THR in installments was because the Indonesian economy had started to recover.
Ida emphasized that THR is given to workers or laborers both with permanent and contract status, namely PKWTT and PKWT. In addition, THR must also be given to workers or casual daily laborers who meet the requirements in accordance with laws and regulations.
For the amount, employers are obliged to give to workers or laborers in accordance with statutory regulations. For example, for workers who have worked for 12 months or more, they are given THR equal to one month’s salary.
Meanwhile, for workers whose working period is under 12 months, THR is still given according to a proportional calculation.
If entrepreneurs who dare not pay THR or are given it in installments, they will be subject to sanctions as stipulated in Government Regulation Number 36 of 2021, namely written warning sanctions, restrictions on business activities, temporary suspension or all production equipment, and freezing of business activities.