* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City
Port Louis

Mauritian Rupee (Rs)


MUT (GMT +4)

Employment Cost

12.5% - 15.5%

Annual Leave

20 days

In-demand Specialties*
Sales Management, Software Development And It, Technical Support

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Mauritius

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Mauritius

Employing in Mauritius requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Mauritius with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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Good To Know

Employment regulations in Mauritius are governed by statutes such as the Employment Relations Act, the Employment Relations (Amendment) Act of 2019, and the Workers’ Rights Acts. These laws provide specific provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights.

Mauritius is considered one of the most business-friendly countries in the sub-Saharan region. It has been recognized for overall governance in Africa and has attracted foreign investors, particularly from Europe.

The Workers’ Rights Act in Mauritius defines a "worker" as someone earning up to MUR 50,000 per month, while an "employee" includes any employed person regardless of salary.

Employees in Mauritius benefit from protections against discrimination based on various factors, including age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Mauritius

In Mauritius, employment contracts are drafted in either English or French, with the option for bilingual content. These contracts are required to be in written form and necessitate the signatures of both parties involved. Essential components in the contracts include:

  • Job Description
  • Length of Employment
  • Payment Terms
  • Termination Conditions

Probationary Period in Mauritius

There's no law setting a maximum probationary period, but it's usual for companies to have probation periods lasting one to three months.

Working hours in Mauritius

The standard workweek is 45 hours, either distributed as 9 hours per day over five days or 8 hours per day over six days.

Overtime in Mauritius

Any work beyond the standard 45 hours per week in Mauritius qualifies as overtime, and it is compensated at a rate of 150% of the regular hourly salary.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Mauritius

Mauritius has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Mauritius

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Mauritius use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Mauritius

The payroll cycle in Mauritius is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last day of the month.
72.34 MUR p/h

Minimum Wage in Mauritius

The minimum wage for employees in Mauritius is typically 72.34 MUR per hour, amounting to ~11,575 MUR per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Mauritius

The national minimum wage for a full-time employee in Mauritius is 11,575 MUR for non-export enterprises and 10,875 MUR for export enterprises.

Bonus Payments in Mauritius

Employers in Mauritius are required to provide a 13th salary to employees. This can be in the form of an end-of-year bonus, equivalent to 1/12 of the annual earnings, or a gratuity as per the End of Year Gratuity Act 2001, whichever is higher. This applies if the employee has been continuously employed for all or part of the year and remains employed as of December 31 of that year.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Mauritius

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Mauritius's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Mauritius.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 12.5% - 15.5% on top of the employee salary in Mauritius.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Mauritius, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 5.5% – 7%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax varies between 10% and 15%, with progressive rates as defined below. Its worth noting that income exemption thresholds may also apply depending on the number of dependents - for more information on this, reach out to one of our experts!

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Mauritius

Mauritius' pension system comprises various pillars, including a basic retirement pension scheme, mandatory contributory lump sums, mandatory contributory income streams, and voluntary pension schemes. The standard retirement age is 65 years old.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Mauritius tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Mauritius

When it comes to terminating employment in Mauritius, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In Mauritius, employee contracts can be terminated for just cause, including reasons such as:

  • Negligence
  • Misconduct
  • Fraud
  • Business needs

Notice Period

In accordance with the Workers’ Rights Act (WRA) in Mauritius, the statutory notice period requires employers to provide a minimum of 30 days' notice before dismissing an employee. However, it's common for employment contracts to specify longer notice periods.

Severance Pay

Employees are entitled to severance pay based on their length of service and the reason for termination. If an employer lets go of an employee without a good reason and the employee has worked for at least a year, the worker can ask for severance pay. The amount is three months' pay for each year of service.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Mauritius

The annual leave entitlement in Mauritius is 20 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Mauritius

Public holidays might change if they fall on a weekend; the government decides whether to move them to a weekday or not. Some religious holidays determined by the lunar cycle will be confirmed closer to the date.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Mauritius

Maternity Leave in Mauritius

Paternity Leave in Mauritius

Sick Leave in Mauritius

Marriage Leave

Bereavement Leave

Parental Leave In Mauritius

Mauritius's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Mauritius

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Mauritius's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Mauritius

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Statutory benefits for employment in Mauritius

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Mauritius within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Mauritius create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Mauritius

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Mauritius.

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