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Mauritania

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Mauritania

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Mauritania Introduction

Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa bordered by Algeria, Mali, Senegal, the Sahara, and the Atlantic Ocean. About 90% of the country is situated in the Sahara and is rich in natural resources.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, of which 8 weeks need to be taken after the birth. Mothers can also take 1 extra day of paid time off each year for each child they have under the age of 14. There is no statutory paternity leave for fathers.

Sick Leave

The amount of sick leave entitled will vary based on the employment contract.

Paid Leave

There are 8 public holidays in Mauritania, and employees are entitled to paid time off which accrues at 1.5 days per month. The leave amount increases after 10, 15, and 20 years. Employees can also receive 10 days of unpaid family leave in the event of an emergency.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Mauritania is MRU 3,000 per month (30,000 Old Ouguiyas per month). The standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per week. Overtime pay is governed by collective bargaining agreements.

Termination Process

Process

Indefinite employment contracts can be terminated by either party at will, as long as there is written notice detailing the reasons for termination. After the decision is made, the employee has at least 48 hours to explain why their contract should not be terminated.

Notice Period

Notice periods are set by the employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements.

Severance Pay

There are no provisions in Mauritanian law regarding severance payment.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Arabic
Currency:
Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU)
Capital City:
Nouakchott
Population:
4.9 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
N/A
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
16%
Employer TaxES
5%
(estimated)

★  3% - Social Security

★  2% - Medical Insurance

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You've sourced a full-time employee or contractor located in a country where your company is not incorporated.

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How Remofirst employs in Mauritania

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 Mauritania 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), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Mauritania are paid on time in Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU). 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 Mauritania, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.