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
- Labor Risk Insurance
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Official language: English and Maori
Payroll Cycle: Monthly / Twice a Month
Paid Time Off
In New Zealand, employees are entitled to 20 working days of paid holiday a year.
- 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.
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
Up to 11.28% of employee salary
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.
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.
Usually is 1 month notice, and will depend on the employee agreement.
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