Based on the UN Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities that was ratified by the Government of Indonesia in 2011, the Law No. 8/2016 sees the rights of persons with disabilities as inseparable from the equal rights of all members of the human family, including the access to employment opportunities. The Law No. 4 of 1997 concerning Persons with Disabilities is repealed upon entry into force of this Law.
Currently, private companies includes cooperative companies must at least hire one person with disabilities who fulfills requirements and work qualification out of 100 workers.
(1) (National) government, local government, state-owned enterprises, and local region-owned enterprises are obliged to employ persons with disabilities at least 2% out of their workers.
(2) Private companies are obliged to employ persons with disabilities at least 1% out of their workers or employees.
Further information in the ILO press release “What’s next after Indonesia’s new disability law: disability management in the workplace” (30 April 2016).