New Zealand has one of the most competitive economies in the world, with exports accounting for about 30% of GDP. Key sectors contributing to the New Zealand economy include manufacturing and service, tourism, film production and winemaking. Technology is an emergent sector that has contributed to a surge in demand for talent in the fields including technology development, UX, data management and cyber security in recent years. In addition, The New Zealand government will be focusing on investing in traditional infrastructure projects such as transport, health and education, so we can expect an increase in demand in civil engineers, project managers as well as professionals in the ancillary sectors.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in New Zealand. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
Global payroll solutions make it easy to find and hire top talent in New Zealand. With one seamless integration and local legal entity, we take care of the compliance matters so that you can start your globelizing plan immediately.
New Zealand’s worker classification labour and tax laws distinguish between contractors and full timers. If the individual meets the legal definition of an employee but is classified as a contractor, your company will face penalties.
The primary law governing employment relationships in New Zealand is the Employment Relations Act 2000. New Zealand employment laws protect both employers and employees’ rights. Employees are guaranteed fair treatment and a safe workplace by the employers, whereas employers have the rights to ensure employees do their jobs competently and that they follow workplace health and safety rules.
Globelise will be able to help you navigate through the employment process and so that you will be able to offer a competitive and compliance offer to attract and retain your employees in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU or CTU) exists to promote unionization and collectivism as well as protect the basic rights of the employees in New Zealand, including:
Employees may seek their unions for help when they feel that they are unfairly treated or have been non-compliant with their employment terms.
Probation is optional in New Zealand. The maximum probation period in New Zealand is 3 months.
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