Mauritian Rupee - MUR
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Hire employees in Mauritius. No entity needed.
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.
Mauritius also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Mauritius quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Mauritius
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- 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
Individual Income Tax
The employer cost is generally estimated at 12% of the employee salary.
- CSG - 6.0%
- HRDC (Human Resources Development Council) Levy - 1.5%
- Portable Retirement Fund - 4.5%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are 9 hours per day, 45 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.
Overtime payment is not mandatory and may be included in the salary. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. For additional hours, employees are paid:
- 150% of the hourly rate, for any additional hours over 90 hours in two weeks.
- 200% of the hourly rate, on public holidays.
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
- Performance due to unsuitability for the job
- By the expiration of the contract
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.
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).
Mauritius celebrates 14 national holidays.
National public holidays include:
- New Year Holiday
- Thaipoosam Cavadee
- Abolition of Slavery
- Chinese New Year
- Maha Shivaratree
- National Day
- Labour Day
- Eid al-Fitr
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- All Saints' Day
- Arrival of Indentured Labourers
- Christmas Day
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:
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Termination conditions
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