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Hiring & Recruiting in MuMauritius.








Country Capital

Port Louis


Mauritian rupee (MUR)

While expansions are an extremely exciting time for your company, they’re not without challenges. One of the biggest is sourcing the right talent for your open positions in Mauritius. If you’re planning to handle the recruitment process on your own, you’ll need to develop an understanding of the culture and business etiquette in Mauritius. You’ll also have to learn every aspect of the country’s employment compliance laws to keep your company running within regulation.

Recruiting in Mauritius

As you begin the process of hiring in Mauritius, you’ll want to make sure you’re utilizing the best recruitment channels. While there’s a wide pool of talent in the region, you’ll still have to put in the work to attract the right candidates to your open roles.

Laws against discrimination in Mauritius

Under the Mauritian Constitution, individuals are protected against discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Caste
  • Place of origin
  • Creed
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Political opinion

Mauritian law states that prospective employers cannot discriminate against potential hires at any point during the recruitment process, from the job advertisements they post to the conditions of the employment offer.

There are a number of steps to ensure that your company complies with these legal requirements. Be mindful of the language you use in advertisements and postings for open positions. Make sure to avoid questions regarding the candidates’ religion or other protected characteristics.

How to hire employees in Mauritius

Mauritius requires all employers to put a strong employment contract in place when hiring employees. This document should be in the local language and include information on compensation, benefits, termination requirements, and more. You should always use Mauritian rupee for any salary or compensation amounts rather than another currency.

Mauritius employment laws

In Mauritius, the normal workweek consists of 45 hours – either 9 hours daily for 5 days or 8 hours a day for 5 days and a 6th day of 5 hours. Employees are entitled to a 24-hour rest or more every 7-day period, usually Sunday. Mauritius does not have any employment compliance laws related to overtime except that an employer can’t require a worker to perform excess work unless the employee is given 24 hours’ notice.

Onboarding in Mauritius

While there isn’t a single way to onboard new employees, you can take some steps to ensure that they’re comfortable in their new position. It’s good practice to review the employee’s written employment contract with them on their first day. In addition, you should discuss any company code of conduct documents or other rules such as dress code, communication policies, and more.

Grow globally with G-P.

G-P never forgets that behind every hire is a human being. That’s why we’ve backed our fully customizable suite of global employment products with our robust team of HR and legal experts, so we can remain at your side, ready to support you as you build your global teams. With the #1 Global Growth Platform, you have the recruitment tools and services you need to find your perfect full-time or contract match.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you recruit, hire, and onboard anyone, anywhere.


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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