With our Mauritius 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 Mauritius’ 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 off the Southeastern coast of Africa, Mauritius is a democratic island state in the Indian Ocean.
Population: The population is well-educated skilled, with a tertiary enrolment rate of 48% in 2019, according to the Higher Education Commission.
Economy: Historically, Mauritius’ economy depended mainly on agriculture, more specifically sugarcane cultivation. Since the 1980s, the Mauritian government has implemented various measures leading to a successful economic diversification. The country’s economic pillars are now tourism, agriculture, real estate development, and information and technology. The country enjoys political stability, specific incentives, and an increasingly educated workforce. Mauritius is known as a strategic business hub for financial and business services in the region. The island is now considered an Upper-Middle-Income economy.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 15% in Mauritius – applied to the supply of goods and services.
Goods exported from Mauritius under customs control, certain pharmaceutical/food items, and electricity/water are zero-rated in the country. Additionally, some basic food goods are exempt from VAT.
Employees are generally entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave once they have completed a year of service.
In Mauritius, workers are entitled to 15 days of sick leave every year once they have completed a year of service.
In Mauritius, women are entitled to a maximum of 14 weeks of paid maternity – half of which must be taken before and after childbirth.
In Mauritius, men having completed a year of service with their employer are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave on full pay.
According to Mauritius’ Labour Law, an employer must negotiate with the trade union prior to reducing their workforce.
In lieu, the Board may, with the consent of the employee, require the employer to reinstate the worker in their previous position.
Wherever the Redundancy Board finds the dismissal grounds to be unjustified, the employer is required to provide severance allowance at the rate of 3 months’ remuneration per year of service.
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.