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New Zealand

Overview

CURRENCY
NZ$ New Zealand Dollar
WORKING HOURS
40 hours / week
PUBLIC/BANK HOLIDAYS
11 days per year
CAPITAL
Wellington
LANGUAGE
English & Māori
REMOTE WORKERS
260,000
MINIMUM HOURLY SALARY
NZ$ 21.20
TAX YEAR
1st Apr - 31st Mar
DATE FORMAT
DD / MM / YYYY
MISCLASSIFICATION PENALTIES
Misclassification fines include back-payments for PAYE, minimum wage, holiday and leave entitlements plus penalties starting at NZ$ 30,000. Directors and managers may be personally fined if involved.
FUN FACT
New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote and to introduce pensions for the elderly.
This page was last updated on 
21 September, 2022,
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