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Hire Workers in New Zealand

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in New Zealand.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed term contracts are permitted in New Zealand, but require reasonable grounds. If it is later determined that there was not sufficient support for the contract to be fixed, it will be treated as though it was permanent.

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Probationary Periods

New Zealand considers a “probationary period” an opportunity to assess a Worker’s skills, but does not lower the threshold for terminating a Worker. The Worker must be adequately assessed/provided an opportunity to improve and the standard termination procedure must be followed. A Worker can claim unfair dismissal. However, it is common in New Zealand to use a "trial period" for new workers, which is considered different than a probationary period. There are limits on its applicability and cannot be longer than 90 days. During that time, a Worker may be dismissed for any reason with adequate notice.


In addition to the 10 public holidays in New Zealand, each province’s anniversary day is also considered a holiday at the local level.

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All employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid annual leave after each 12 months of continuous service, which does not expire. Workers may request to take holidays in advance of their annual entitlement. Workers must be given the opportunity to take at least two of the four weeks’ annual holiday continuously. Any accrued but unused leave is paid out upon termination.

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Sick Leave

Workers with at least 6 months of service are entitled to 10 days of sick leave for each 12-month period, which carries over year to year up to a maximum of 20 days unless otherwise agreed.

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There is no legal requirement that overtime hours be paid at a premium rate.

Mandatory Bonuses

3% of a Worker's gross annual earnings must be contributed to a retirement fund. 

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization

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