With our Mauritania Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Mauritania’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.
Geographic location: Located in the western region of Africa, Mauritania boasts a generally flat land that extends over 1,030,700 square kilometers. Mauritania borders the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara, Mali, and Algeria.
Population: A little more than half of the country’s population live in urban areas – mostly in the capital city of Nouakchott and Noaudhibou. Mauritania is considered one of the least densely populated countries in the world due to its density of four inhabitants per square kilometer.
Economy: Mauritania is a low-income country. However, it is rich in natural resources, where agriculture, livestock, and fishing are the primary sources of income.
Value-added tax (VAT)
Employees are generally entitled to one and a half days (totaling to 18 days over a year) of paid leave per month of service with the same employer.
In Mauritania, workers are entitled to 5 days of paid sick leave at 100% of their regular wage.
In Mauritania, women are entitled to 14 consecutive weeks of paid maternity leave – 8 of which should be taken after childbirth.
There is no statutory paternity leave in Mauritania.
In Mauritania, the termination notice must be made in writing and state the grounds for dismissal. It should then be handed in person to the concerned employee.
The duration of the notice period varies depending on the worker’s seniority.
Valid grounds for termination may include gross misconduct and force majeure.
Employees are only eligible for severance pay if they are not guilty of gross misconduct or any other allegation that severely breaches their contract.
Once they are entitled to compensation, severance pay is calculated in proportion to their seniority.
In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.