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Employer of Record (EOR) in MuMauritius








Country Capital

Port Louis


Mauritian rupee (MUR)

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Hiring in Mauritius

Mauritius is a country located in the Indian Ocean, 1,200 miles off of the Southeast coast of Africa. The country includes the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga, St. Brandon, and 2 disputed territories. Approximately 1.25 million people live in Mauritius, making it one of the most densely populated countries. Mauritius’ main exports are sugar, clothing, animals, and vegetable oils.

When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Mauritius, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:

Employment contracts in Mauritius

It is legally required to put a strong employment contract in place in Mauritius, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Mauritius should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Mauritian rupee rather than another currency.

Working hours in Mauritius

In general, the working day should not exceed 8 hours, and if an employee works 6 days in a week, one of those days should not exceed 5 hours.

Holidays in Mauritius

Mauritius celebrates 14 public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Abolition of Slavery
  • Chinese Spring Festival
  • Maha Shivaratree
  • National Day
  • Ougadi
  • Tamizh Puttaandu
  • Labor Day
  • Eid-Ul Fitr
  • Assumption of the Blessed Mary
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Diwali
  • Arrival of Indentured Laborers
  • Christmas

Vacation days in Mauritius

Employees are generally entitled to 22 days of paid annual leave.

Sick leave in Mauritius

Employees who have completed 1 year of continuous service with a company are entitled to a maximum of 15 days of sick leave with full salary in any calendar year. Any unused sick leave cannot be carried over.

As of August 2022, employees are also entitled to 10 days of paid leave to care for a sick child.

Maternity/paternity leave in Mauritius

Birthing employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, and 6 weeks must be taken before the birth and 6 after. Mothers are entitled to full pay if they have been employed for more than 12 months.

Employers with 250 employees or more are also required to provide childcare facilities either on site or nearby for employees’ children up to the age of 3.

Non-birthing parents are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave.

Health insurance in Mauritius

Mauritius has a public/private healthcare system. However, employers must provide insurance to cover workplace injuries, disease, and death for all employees earning less than MUR 600,000 per year.

Mauritius supplementary benefits

Common fringe benefits include:

  • Company car
  • Housing allowance
  • School fees


Employees are generally entitled to an end-of-year bonus equal to 1/12 their regular salary.

Termination/severance in Mauritius

Fixed-term contracts are permitted in Mauritius. Employment contracts may be terminated with verbal or written notice as follows:

  • If employed for more than 3 years: 3 months’ notice
  • Shorter notice periods are prescribed in every other case. If the employee is remunerated at monthly or fortnightly intervals, notice must be given at least 14 days before the end of the month.

In general, employees are entitled to severance pay based on length of service, reason for termination, and interval of pay.

Paying taxes in Mauritius

Employees contribute 3% of their wages to the National Pension Fund and 1% to the National Savings Fund. Employers contribute 6% of monthly wages to the National Pension Fun, 2.5% to the National Savings Fund, and 1.5% for the HRDC levy. The amounts are subject to a wage cap.

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THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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