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. See also:
- 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 your invoice pack, when you will receive your invoice pack, what to do if you do not agree with your invoice and what happens if you do not pay your invoice on time.
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?
- Stay 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. ACC works proactively with employers in an attempt to improve injury rates. For more information go to Workplace Safety Evaluations.
Reviewed: 12 June 2015
Updated: 23 May 2014