Payroll for Franchises

Focus on scaling your business.
Let payroll take care of itself.

Look after staff, get their entitlements right and understand wage costs across the group.
PayHero is the online payroll and payday filing system for New Zealand franchises.


Stress free payroll compliance

Franchises can be a hot bed of potentially tricky payroll scenarios with part time and variable hour staff and franchisees with little payroll experience. PayHero follows the latest MBIE Holidays Act guidelines to ensure employees maintain the correct holiday entitlements, even when work patterns change.


Take the time out of timesheets

Give your franchisees the gift of easy timesheet management with PayHero. Choose from self-service employee timesheets, GPS timesheets from their phone, or our photo clock in and out app to send accurate timesheets straight to payroll and automatically manage rest and meal breaks.


Easily manage multiple locations

Manage time, leave and payroll for different locations with PayHero Teams. Assign staff members to one or more sites and give local managers access to manage employee leave and timesheets at their site. Track your wage costs with Xero tracking category integration.

Protect your brand
In these days of increased scrutiny when it comes to payroll compliance, ensure your franchisees have the most compliant online payroll system available and access to the support they need to get it right.

Built for Holidays Act compliance
PayHero follows the very latest Holidays Act guidance from MBIE with lots of inbuilt automation to help employers get it right. As a cloud based payroll system, any changes to payroll and labour laws are automatically applied. No downloads or time consuming updates for you or your franchisees - just business as usual.

Taking care of business
There’s a lot of red tape for business owners these days. PayHero automates time consuming and tedious tasks so your franchisees can get on with what’s more important. Online timesheets provide a record of hours worked by employees each day. Our photo time clock takes care of rest and meal break compliance and a health and safety record of who’s onsite in real time.

Help to get it right
If you have a payroll expert at head office, your franchisees can invite them to temporarily access their PayHero account to help with any troubleshooting. Our friendly Wellington-based support team is available by phone or email whenever you need it.

Focus on your franchisees and growing your business
Look after your bottom line and let PayHero take care of the tricky payroll stuff.

Easy public holiday payroll
PayHero automatically determines whether a public holiday is an otherwise working day for an employee based on their recent work pattern and calculates their entitlements accordingly.

Automated payday filing
Payday filing is a piece of cake in PayHero – your franchisees just connect their account to IRD and we’ll automatically send their payroll information through after every pay.

Employee self-service
Ensure employees have the tools they need to do their best work and that staff across your entire group have the same great experience. Employees can view leave balances and request leave from the PayHero app. They can access their old payslips too, submit expense claims, and complete online timesheets (including GPS location stamping) if you enable that option.

Straight through to accounts
Automatically send payroll data through to Xero. Keep it simple or assign wage costs to different account codes and tracking categories for a more detailed break down.

You’ll be in good company
PayHero is the payroll of choice for NZ franchises

PayHero makes franchise payroll easy


Flexible setup

Easily set up different departments or locations for employee timesheets and reporting on costs.


Insight into finances and staffing

Track your wage costs across departments, ensuring you never go over budget. Compare staff costs with your revenue to ensure you have the right number of staff rostered on at busy and quiet periods.


Keep track of HR documents

Store employment contracts, IRD forms, work permits, licences and other important documents on each employee’s profile.


Seriously secure

We use bank-level security and automatic, daily online backups to multiple servers to ensure your sensitive payroll data and employee information is kept safe.


Share the love

Add personal notes to payslips, and receive dashboard reminders for work anniversaries and birthdays so you never miss a chance to celebrate your staff and recognise their contribution.


Try before you buy

With a fully featured free 14 day trial, you can take PayHero for a risk-free test run before committing.

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