Understand The Wajib Lapor Ketenagakerjaan Perusahaan (WLKP)
According to Republic Indonesia Law No. 7 Year 1981 regarding Wajib Lapor Ketenagakerjaan Perusahaan, every company has an obligation to report in writing when establishing, re-activating, changing the company domicile or dissolving the company. Every company is obliged to report no later than 30 (thirty) days after the company is established or re-activated or no later than 30 (thirty) days before the company change the domicile or is dissolved. A company is required to report annually in writing regarding manpower to the Minister or appointed official. This annual report should be done in the same month as when the company reported its first report. The report must contain information such as company identity, employment relations, labour protection, employment opportunities, and so on. The company reporting obligation has a significant meaning for the company. If the company is negligent in carrying out this obligation, it will be subject to sanctions.
The Importance of Wajib Lapor Ketenagakerjaan Perusahaan (WLKP)
The following are 3 reasons why every company must submit a WLKP:
- As an indicator for the company to carry out employee welfare programs. Before the WLKP is accepted and legalized, there are requirements related to the employee welfare program that must be completed such as the registration for the BPJS Social Security and BPJS Health. This is one of the reasons why WLKP can be an indicator that the company has implemented a welfare program for employees properly.
- In order to avoid sanctions. The existence of administrative sanctions and criminal sanctions aims to discipline policy implementers. One of the rules related to these sanctions is contained in Article 10 paragraph 1 of the Law on WLKP. In this regulation, it has been explained that the maximum imprisonment sanction is 3 months or a maximum fine of Rp1,000,000 if the company does not carry out its obligation to report company data, 30 days after its establishment or reactivation or 30 days before redomicilation or dissolution and thereafter report on a yearly basis unless the company is dissolved.
- WLKP is a mandatory requirement if a company wishes to employ foreign workers. The WLKP is one of the mandatory requirements set by the Ministry of Manpower before companies can apply to use Foreign Workers (TKA). Without the WLKP, it can be ascertained that the company cannot apply for a TKA permit.
Parties that are obliged to perform the mandatory employment report
Article 4 of Law Number 7 of 1981 has explained that entrepreneur is required to report in writing every time they establish, stop, re-operate, transfer or dissolve a company to the related body. According to Article 1 letter (b), an entrepreneur is either:
- A person, association or legal entity that runs a company that is owned by themselves.
- An individual, association or legal entity that stands alone running a company that does not belong to him.
- A person, association or legal entity residing in Indonesia and representing the company as referred to in number 1 and number 2 above.
Meanwhile, what is meant by management is someone who is appointed to be the leader in a company. Usually, the person appointed by the company is someone who is responsible of the Human Resource Department.
Online Reporting of WLKP
Currently, WLKP reporting can be done more easily through the Online Manpower Reporting System. It is an online facility launched by the Minister of Manpower. With an online reporting system, it is hoped that every company will be more disciplined in fulfilling its obligations to report. Here’s how to report employment online:
- Access the Manpower Report Obligatory website
- If you do not have an account, you must first register into WLKP system through the “Company Registration” link.
- The next step is to fill in the completeness in the registration column.
- After the company registration is successful, you can use the online reporting service.
- Continue by filling in complete company data such as company profiles, company legality (AKTA, SIUP, TDP, etc), company status (PMDN, PMA, etc), Indonesian workers, foreign workers, social security (BPJS), employment vacancies, training, wages, and so on.