Determination of the maximum time limit on a specific time work agreement in the view of legal certainty and fairness

Economic Annals-XXI: Volume 198, Issue (7-8), Pages: 40-44

Citation information:
Shalihah, F., Adhayanto, O., Indra, M., & Agusmidah (2022). Determination of the maximum time limit on a specific time work agreement in the view of legal certainty and fairness. Economic Annals-XXI, 198(7-8), 40-44. doi:

Fithriatus Shalihah
MA (Law),
Department of Law,
Ahmad Dahlan University (Universitas Ahmad Dahlan)
Yogyakarta 55166, Indonesia

Oksep Adhayanto
MA (Law),
Department of Law,
Maritime University of Raja Ali Haji (Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji)
Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau, 29115, Indonesia

Mexasai Indra
MA (Law),
Department of Law,
Riau University (Universitas Riau)
Pekanbaru, Riau 28293, Indonesia

MA (Law)
University of Sumatera Utara (Universitas Sumatera Utara)
Medan Sumatera Utara, 20222, Indonesia

Determination of the maximum time limit on a specific time work agreement in the view of legal certainty and fairness

Abstract. Labour as a party with a relatively weak bargaining position must receive legal protection from the state. Justice for workers is a condition that ensures the continuity of their employment relationship status and justice for the welfare of workers. This study aims to provide an overview of the legal changes regarding the maximum time limit of a certain work agreement that changes the justice of legal certainty in Indonesia. This study used the descriptive qualitative method. This research is formative research on labour law in Indonesia. This study uses three approaches, namely: a legislative approach, a conceptual approach and a comparative approach. The information base of research has been formed through using documentation and literature studies on the problems that occur with changes in employment status in Indonesia. Data were analyzed using Miles and Huberman models, namely data reduction, data tabulation, data presentation and conclusion drawing.
The study results indicate that the application of the new regulation on employment is less fair and prosperous for workers with a certain time work agreement. The research results are expected to be taken into consideration for related parties to prioritize the welfare of workers for a certain period to improve the standard of living of workers for a certain period.

Keywords: Employment Protection; Labour; Legal Change; Labour Law; Welfare of Workers; Indonesia; Certain Time Work Agreements; Outsourcing; Working Time; Rest Time; Termination of Employment

JEL Classіfіcatіon: J01; J08; J21

Acknowledgements and Funding: Thanks to the Faculty of Law of Ahmad Dahlan University, the Faculty of Law of Raja Ali Haji University, and the Faculty of Law, University of Riau, for completing law research between institutions. Hopefully, the results of this study are helpful, especially in contributing to the development of employment law in Indonesia.

Contribution: The authors contributed equally to this work.

Data Availability Statement: All data will be provided upon request.



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Received 20.03.2022
Received in revised form 22.04.2022
Accepted 26.04.2022
Available online 20.08.2022