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Global Employment Solutions & PEO in New Zealand

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in New Zealand. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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What You Need to Know About Employing in New Zealand

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in New Zealand?

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 take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is 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. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in New Zealand.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in New Zealand.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in New Zealand.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in New Zealand

Employer costs include Accident Compensation (ACC) Levy and KiwiSaver Contribution (Pension). Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

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Employee Income Taxes in New Zealand

The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 10.5% - 39%.

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Employee Social Contributions in New Zealand

Employee contributions include Accident Compensation Corporation and KiwiSaver Contribution (Pension).

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Working Hours in New Zealand

Typical working hours in New Zealand are maximum 40 hours per week, unless otherwise agreed upon. Employers cannot require more than 40 hours per week, unless they are covered by an "availability provision."

There are no statutory limits to length of overtime or requirements for increased payment. Some employees and employers can come to an agreement on specific terms for overtime. 

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Holidays & Vacation in New Zealand

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day (New Year's Day)
  • Tuesday, Jan 02, 2024 - Day after New Year's Day (Day after New Year's Day)
  • Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 - Waitangi Day (Waitangi Day)
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday (Good Friday)
  • Monday, Apr 01, 2024 - Easter Monday (Easter Monday)
  • Thursday, Apr 25, 2024 - ANZAC Day (ANZAC Day)
  • Monday, Jun 03, 2024 - King's Birthday (King's Birthday)
  • Friday, Jun 28, 2024 - Matariki (Matariki)
  • Monday, Oct 28, 2024 - Labour Day (Labour Day)
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day (Christmas Day)
  • Thursday, Dec 26, 2024 - Boxing Day (Boxing Day)
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Sick Leave Entitlement in New Zealand

Employees are entitled to 10 paid sick days/personal days annually after 6 months of consecutive service with the current employer.

Parental Leave in New Zealand

Primary Carers Leave: 26 weeks' paid leave for each child by the government, and an additional 26 weeks of unpaid leave.

Partners leave: 1 week's unpaid leave after 6 months of employment and 2 weeks of unpaid leave after 12 months of employment. Parental leave: This includes primary carers leave, special leave, partners leave and extended leave.

Annual Leave Entitlement in New Zealand

Employees are entitled to minimum 20 working days' paid annual leave (plus public holidays). Full entitlement kicks in after 12 months of continuous service. If a fixed-term contract is less than 12 months, the employer must pay employees 8% of gross earnings instead of annual leave.

Severance Pay Entitlement in New Zealand

Employees have no right to severance payments unless specified in the employment agreement.

Termination in New Zealand

Only termination for cause is permitted. In all cases, employers must have genuine grounds for termination and carry out a fair process.

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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 are strict 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.

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