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Employer of Record (EOR) in Mauritius

What you'll learn

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

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southeast Africa. The country includes the main island called Mauritius), Rodrigues, Agaléga, and St. Brandon. The people of Mauritius are diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and faith — it is the only country in Africa where Hinduism is the most practiced religion. Mauritius is a welfare state, offering free universal healthcare, free education, and free public transportation for part of the population.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, beginning 6 weeks before the due date. The pay during the leave is split between the employer and social security. Fathers can receive 5 paid days of paid paternity leave, and employees can also receive adoption leave.

Sick Leave

Employees can receive 20 days of paid sick leave each year.

Paid Leave

There are 15 public holidays in Mauritius, and employees can receive 20 days of paid time off each year (after completing 1 year at a company). Before that, employees receive 1 day of paid leave per month. Employees can also receive leave for bereavement.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Mauritius is MUR 10,575 per month, and the standard workweek is 45 hours per week (9 hours per day for 5 days per week, or 8 hours per day for 6 days per week). Overtime is paid at 150% of the regular wage.

Termination Process

Process

Employee contracts can be terminated with just cause, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or other work offenses. If being terminated without just cause, notice needs to be given before the termination.

Notice Period

The standard minimum notice period is 30 days. Once an employee has worked at a company for 3 years, they are entitled to 3 months of notice.

Severance Pay

Severance payments depend on the employee’s length of time at the company and reason for termination.

If the termination is just, the severance package is equal to 0.25 month’s wages for each year the employee has worked at the company. For unjustified or economic terminations, the severance pay is equal to 3 months of wages for each year the employee has worked at the company.

Additional Information

It is legally required to pay a 13th-month salary bonus in Mauritius. This bonus is equal to 1 month of wages and paid out at the end of the year.

OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Mauritian Creole, French, English
Currency:
Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
Capital City:
Port Louis
Population:
1.2 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
72nd
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
15%
Employer TaxES
7%-13%
(estimated)

★  3%-9% - Social Security

★  2.5% - National Savings Fund (NSF)

★  1.5% - Training Levy

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How Remofirst employs in Mauritius

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 Mauritius 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 Mauritius are paid on time in Mauritian Rupee (MUR). 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 Mauritius, 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.