Mauritius Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Mauritius Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Mauritius ?

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.

Mauritius Country Overview

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.

Payroll in Mauritius - What You Should Know

  • Population: 1,226,060
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $11.16 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 4.0%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 4.0%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 2.1%
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee
  • Languages: English, French, Mauritian Creole

Employer Contribution

  • 6.00% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Pension Fund by the employer
  • 2.5% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Solidarity Fund by the employer

Employee Contribution

  • 3.00% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Pension Fund
  • 1.00% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Solidarity Fund
  • 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.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave once they have completed a year of service.

Sick Leave
In Mauritius, workers are entitled to 15 days of sick leave every year once they have completed a year of service.

Maternity Leave
In Mauritius, women are entitled to a maximum of 14 weeks of paid maternity – half of which must be taken before and after childbirth.

Paternity Leave
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.

  • This is only applicable to employers with a minimum of 15 employees or those having an annual turnover of at least 25 million rupees.
  • In case an agreement cannot be concluded, prior authorization from the Redundancy Board must be sought. In that case, the board shall complete its proceedings within 30 days or more if it is agreed by the parties.
  • An employee cannot be terminated within the days of the proceeding.
  • Should an employer breach the conditions of said procedure, any reduction in the workforce shall be deemed ‘abusive’.
  • In that case, the Redundancy Board can file the termination as unjustified, and the employee will then be entitled to severance allowance at the rate of 3 months’ remuneration per year of service.

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.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Chinese New Year
  • Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery (1st February)
  • Thaipusam (8th February)
  • Maha Shivratri (21st February)
  • Mauritian National Day (12th March)
  • Ugadi (Gudi Padwa) (25th March)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Ganesh Chaturthi (22nd August)
  • All Saints’ Day (1st November)
  • Commemoration of the Arrival of Indentured Laborers (2nd November)
  • Diwali
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

Mauritius Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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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.