Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in New Zealand. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in New Zealand typically takes months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services are helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in New Zealand in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
10.5%: $0.00 - $14,000
17.5%: $14,001 - $48,000
30.0%: $48,001 - $70,000
33.0%: $70,001 and above
3.0%: KiwiSaver (minimum employer contribution)
Typical working hours in New Zealand are a maximum of 40 hours per week, unless otherwise agreed upon. Employers cannot require more than 40 hours per week, unless they're covered by an "availability provision."
It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!
There are no statutory limits to length of overtime in New Zealand. Some employees and employers can come to an agreement on specific terms for overtime.
In addition, there is no statutory requirement to pay more than regular salary for overtime. However, many employees receive a payment if their employer asks them to work more than their normal hours. All of this should be included within the employment agreement.
There are some unique exceptions where overtime is permissible, so please contact our team if you have any questions about overtime in New Zealand. We are happy to discuss unique situations in more detail.
In New Zealand, all employees with 12+ months of continuous service with the current employer, regardless of their classification, are entitled to four weeks (20 working days) of paid leave each year. The leave can be cumulative and carry over from year to year in most cases. Annual leave entitlement for fixed-term employees depends on length of their term.
Employees are entitled to 5 paid sick days/personal days annually after 6 months of consecutive service with the current employer. Personal days don't accrue (i.e. paid out if not used). They can take time off for sickness or injury to themselves, as well as to their spouse, partner or a dependent. Employers pay sick pay and this will not be subsidised or reimbursed from the government.
Known as Primary Carers Leave in New Zealand.
Primary Carers Leave details are as follows:
Expectant mothers can take an additional 10 days of unpaid special leave during the pregnancy for any pregnancy related appointments.
Spouse or partner is given 1 week unpaid leave after 6 months of employment and 2 weeks of unpaid leave after 12 months of employment. Leave can be taken any time within the period of 21 days before or after the birth.
We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.
Generally, there are many circumstances in which employers can terminate an employee in New Zealand, but with good reason and following a fair process. If you have questions, please contact us.
Employees in New Zealand have no right to severance payments unless specified in the employment agreement. If within the employment agreement, severance will usually include the hours worked until the final day and any unused annual leave or days in lieu payments.
Employers must inform employees in advance when they will end the employment. The notice period is typically negotiated between both parties into an employment agreement.
All employees are subject to termination laws and there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, so it is important for those looking to employ in New Zealand to reach out to us directly with questions.
The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in New Zealand can come with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.
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