Hire and pay employees in
Mauritius, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Mauritius. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Mauritius is 3 days with Deel.

Currency

Mauritian Rupee - MUR

Capital

Port Louis

Official Language

English & French

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Onboard, pay and manage employees in Mauritius with Deel.

Usually, to hire in Mauritius, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Mauritius quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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All the necessary benefits for Mauritius
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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Mauritius within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Gratuity Fund
  • National Saving Fund
  • Training Levy
  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Mauritius

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Minimum Wage Requirements

In Mauritius minimum wage is complex. The base minimum wage is MUR 15,000 per month. Additional minimum wages apply depending on the employee's years of service and sector.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 20%. 

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 14.5% of the employee salary.

  • Social Security - (CSG) - 6%*
  • Training Levy - 1.5%
  • Portable Retirement Gratuity Fund (PRGF) - 4.5%**
  • National Savings Fund 2.5%, up to MUR 608 per month

*Capped at a maximum salary of MUR MUR 50,001

**Capped at a maximum salary of MUR 200,000

Annual costs

13th Salary - 1 month's basic salary

These costs are provided as estimates and are intended solely for general informational purposes. To fully comprehend all associated costs and fees related to the terms of any employment agreement for this country, please contact our Sales team for a quote.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 9 hours per day, 45 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment is mandatory and may be included in the salary for managerial or supervisory positions. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • 150% of the hourly rate for each hour worked.
  • 200% of the hourly rate on Sundays and public holidays.

Maternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid leave. 6 weeks must be taken before the child's birth. The remaining 8 weeks must be taken after the birth. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period. 

Paternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 12 consecutive months are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Parental Leave

In Mauritius, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 15 days. The employee must have worked for one year to be eligible. However, if the employee has not taken any absence before 6 months they are eligible for sick leave after 6 months of employment. 

Termination Requirements

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

Terminations in Mauritius can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Mauritius for employers and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • Probation period
    • Objective grounds
    • Disciplinary dismissal
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 1 month and can be increased if stated in the employment agreement.

Severance for Employees

In Mauritius, all employees who are terminated due to unfair dismissal are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is decided upon in a disciplinary committee meeting and is the sum will depend of the length of service

To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country.  Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to 22 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.84 days per month. Employees are eligible for full annual leave after 12 months of work. However, if the employee has no absence (including sick leave) in the first six months of employment, the employee is entitled to 1 day of PTO per month from months 7-12.

Part-time employees are entitled to the number of days a week worked divided by the number of days of the working week (5) times the number of days leave for a full-time employee (22).

Public Holidays

Mauritius celebrates 14 national holidays.

Mauritius celebrates 14 national holidays. National public holidays include:

  1. New Year Holiday (2 days)
  2. Thaipoosam Cavadee
  3. Abolition of Slavery
  4. Chinese Spring Festival
  5. Maha Shivaratree
  6. Independence and Republic Day
  7. Ugaadi
  8. Labour Day
  9. Eid Ul Fitr
  10. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
  11. Ganesh Chaturthi 
  12. Arrival of Indentured Labourers
  13. Divali
  14. Christmas Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 3 business days. The documents must be completed one day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in English or French and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probation Period

The minimum probation period is 1 month and the maximum probation period is 6 months.
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Group (8)

Starting at 599 USD

Management fee

Group (9)

14.5%

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