The information in this section is for people who run a small, medium or large business and employ staff. As an employer, you are responsible for providing your employees with a safe workplace and ACC cover for work-related injuries.
If you own shares in a company that employs you then you are considered to be a shareholder-employee.
If your business does not employ staff, then you are considered self-employed.
This page is an introduction to ACC for people new to employing staff and running their own business. It includes information on how ACC can help new businesses, your responsibilities as a new business owner and how you pay for ACC cover.
ACC enables employers to give delegated members of staff differing levels of access to check ACC account details, sign up for automated alerts, maintain their business details and view their work claims reports.
Find out more about ACC levies, how they are calculated and get an idea of how much you will be required to pay.
- Levies for small, medium and large business
- Calculate your next levy invoice
- Levy calendar
- What are classification units?
- Liable earnings for small, medium and large business
- What are residual levies?
- Why levies change
- What if my business circumstances change?
This section covers payment options, information about what is in an invoice pack, when you will receive your invoice pack, what to do if you don’t agree with your invoice and what happens if you don’t pay your invoice on time.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is charged at 15%. All ACC levies are subject to GST.
ACC has products designed to suit your business that ensure you and your employees are covered if there is an injury.
ACC offers a number of ways you can reduce levy payments by working to reduce risks in the workplace.
- ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices
- ACC Accredited Employer Programme
- ACC Fleet Saver programme
- ACC Workplace Safety Discount
- Approved Auditors.
ACC can support you as an employer when employees are injured, whether work-related or not. We can help you manage injured employees and create return to work/rehabilitation processes that are appropriate to the size of your business.
- What do I need to do when an employee is injured?
- Better at work service
- Injury management (return to work/rehabilitation) processes
- Injury management steps for a large business
- Injury management steps for small to medium business
- Accredited employers in the ACC Accredited Employer Programme
- ACC Employer Reimbursement Agreement
- Kiwisaver deductions from compensation paid by employers.
Staying safe in the workplace will reduce injuries and can save businesses money.
Subscribe to the ACC e-newsletter for business customers, which will keep you up-to-date with information from ACC that may be of interest or benefit to your business.
Last updated: 10 July 2013