Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Government Policy on Legal Protection of Household Workers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310826,
        author={Suria  Ningsih and Erna  Herlinda and Agusmidah  Agusmidah},
        title={Government Policy on Legal Protection of Household Workers},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={legal protection; domestic workers; minister of manpower regulation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310826}
    }
    
  • Suria Ningsih
    Erna Herlinda
    Agusmidah Agusmidah
    Year: 2021
    Government Policy on Legal Protection of Household Workers
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310826
Suria Ningsih1,*, Erna Herlinda1, Agusmidah Agusmidah1
  • 1: Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
*Contact email: suria.ningsih@usu.ac.id

Abstract

The study was conducted to see on how Government policies in providing legal protection to domestic workers through the Minister of Manpower Regulation No. 2 of 2015 concerning Protection of Domestic Workers. In developing countries like Indonesia, domestic workers occupy a fairly large position, even though informal work is always synonymous with lack of protection, low wages, no old age security and no pension, and even no guarantee of work continuity. This type of research is juridical normative by collecting secondary data in the form of primary, secondary and tertiary legal materials through library research. The data were analyzed qualitatively. In addition, this Minister of Manpower Regulation requires users or employers and domestic workers to make a written or oral work agreement that contains rights and obligations that can be understood by both parties and known by the Chairman of the Rukun Tetangga or by other names in the area where the domestic worker is. it will work. The work agreement explains the rights and obligations of each party which aims to provide legal certainty and protection for both parties. Users can recruit prospective domestic workers directly or through the domestic worker agency (LPPRT). The agency for distributing domestic workers is a business entity that is required to have a business license for the Agency for the Distribution of Domestic Workers (SIU - LPPRT) and has obtained a written permit from the Governor.