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Employer of Record (EOR) in Madagascar

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Employment Terms
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Madagascar Introduction

Madagascar is an island country off the coast of east Africa, located in the Indian Ocean. It consists of the big island of Madagascar and some smaller peripheral islands. Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot, and over 90% of its wildlife is native to the island and only found there. Its economy is market economy and supported by an agricultural industry and tourism, textile, and mining industries.

Employment Terms

The minimum wage in Madagascar is around MGA 200,000 per month, with a standard workweek of 37.5 hours at 7.5 hours per day.

Types of Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees can receive 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, of which 6 weeks need to be taken before the birth. The employee receives 100% of their average salary during this leave, of which Social Security pays 50% and the employer the other 50%. There is no paternity leave required by law in Madagascar.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 6 months, which is paid at the full salary (share by the employe and social security).

Paid Leave

Madagascar celebrates 12 national holidays, and employees are entitled to 30 days of paid time off each year, accrued at 2.5 days per month.

Termination Process


There is no at-will termination in Madagascar, so terminations of employment contracts need to be done with just cause (misconduct, negligence, resignation, and other work offenses).

Notice Period

In Madagascar, notice periods can be complex. The minimum notice period is 1 day and will be increased according to the length of the employment and the employment type.

Severance Pay

In Madagascar, all employees who are terminated due to economic reasons are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is 10 days of salary per year of service up to 6 months based compensation.

Additional Information


Malagasy, French
Malagasy Ariary (MGA)
Capital City:
29.6 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
Employer TaxES

★  13% - CNAPS - Retirement Gratuity

★  5% - OSTIE - Medical Contribution

★  1% - FTMP - Human Resource Contribution

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How Remofirst employs in Madagascar

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Madagascar get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), Australian Dollars (AUD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Madagascar are paid on time in Malagasy Ariary (MGA). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Madagascar, they can speak with our customer support team to get answers from our team of experts.