Welcome to The Johnson Group. We’re glad to have you join our valued team of contractors.

Our in-depth knowledge of the public sector makes us the first choice for public sector clients looking for contractors. We have a reputation for supplying high-quality staff.

We do more than just match people to jobs—we build long-term relationships with our contractors and we actively promote them to clients. We want our contractors to find the work that suits them best.


As an independent contractor, this means that you are self-employed and contract your services out to clients, via The Johnson Group.

When requested by our clients, we engage the services of contractors, such as yourself, to deliver on specific assignments, i.e., contracts.

Each contract has a Service Agreement, which will be agreed upon by The Johnson Group, the Client, and the Contractor.

The Contractor (you) will invoice The Johnson Group for your services. As independent contracts are self-employed, you are not entitled to receive employment benefits such as sick/annual leave or holiday pay. Contractors are also required to pay their own taxes and ACC levies.


All New Zealanders are required to pay an ACC levy. As a self-employed contractor you will be required to pay your own levy, which covers you for work and non-work-related injuries.

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Contractors hired by a recruitment agency, or other labour hire business, must have tax deducted from their pay.

As a Contractor, The Johnson Group will deduct withholding tax from payments made to you at a rate of your choosing, as disclosed in your tax rate notification form (IR330C). New Zealand tax residents can pick any rate from 10% up to 100%.

Contractors who earn more than $60,000 in 12 months must be GST registered. 

More information on all your tax obligations can be found on the IRD website.

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TJG Contractors are required to have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurances.

Public Liability insurance protects you and your business against the financial implications of damage, loss, illness, or injury not covered by the ACC.

Professional indemnity insurance covers you from any risk of making a professional mistake.

If you do not have either of these and would like some guidance, please let your consultant know.


If you would like more information about contracting with The Johnson Group, feel free to contact any one of our team: