Hire contractors in New Zealand

Hiring contractors in New Zealand? Rippling can help you onboard and pay New Zealand contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in New Zealand—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+12 (Wellington)

Ready to hire a contractor in New Zealand?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in New Zealand in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in New Zealand can be a rollercoaster

Hiring New Zealand contractors can be overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with the employment laws. You have to classify contractors correctly, determine whether you need to deduct taxes on their behalf, and keep records of the person or company you’re paying in accordance with the Inland Revenue Department. Fortunately, Rippling simplifies the process so you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in New Zealand

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your New Zealand contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your New Zealand contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in New Zealand in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your New Zealand contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


Set up and manage your New Zealand contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay New Zealand contractors in NZD

Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.