Hire employees in New Zealand, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in New Zealand. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Employee - New Zeland

Hire employees in New Zealand. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in New Zealand,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. Deel lets you hire employees in New Zealand quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for New Zealand built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in New Zealand within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Labor Risk Insurance


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    Quick Overview

    Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

    Capital: Wellington

    Official language: English and Maori

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly / Twice a Month

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In New Zealand, employees are entitled to 20 working days of paid holiday a year.

    Public Holidays

    • New Year's Day
    • Day after New Year’s Day
    • Waitangi Day
    • Good Friday
    • Easter Monday
    • Anzac Day
    • Queen’s Birthday
    • Labor Day
    • Christmas Day
    • Boxing Day

    Additional regional holidays may also apply.

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax

    The individual income tax ranges from 10.5% to 33%. The tax range of the employee is mainly subject to his income. Also to your state your marital status, among others.

    • 10.5%: - up to NZD 14,000
    • 17.5%: up to NZD 48,000
    • 30%: up to NZD 70,000
    • 33% up to NZD 180,000
    • 39% over NZD 70,000

    Employer Cost

    Up to 11.28% of employee salary

    Additional information

    Probation Period

    The maximum probatory period is 3 months.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    The Minimum Wage is NZD 20 per hour.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    Normal working hours over a five-day period must not exceed 40 hours. The standard workday is between 7.5 - 8 hours.

    Parental Leave

    In New Zealand, primary carers are entitled to 26 weeks of paid parental leave. During this period, the paid will be done by the government.

    Parents can extend parental leave for 26 more weeks, this period will not be paid.

    Termination requirements for employees

    Terminations can occur by mutual agreement, termination by the employer for cause (with or without notice) or resignation of the employee.

    Employers may pay in lieu of notice if stipulated in the employment agreement.

    Notice Period

    Usually is 1 month notice, and will depend on the employee agreement.

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