Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

Malagasy and French


Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays


Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

No data available

Statutory Leave

30 days

Sick Leave

5 days

Maternity Leave

14 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Madagascar is 168,089 MGA for general employees and 170,442 for agricultural employees

Overtime Pay

The standard working week is 40 hours, divided across 8 hours per day. Employees receive 130% of their hourly rate for overtime. If an employee works more than 8 hours of overtime, they are entitled to 150% of their hourly rate.

Additional Pay

13th month bonuses are common in Madagascar, but not required.

Payroll Cycle


Employer Costs & Taxes

18%: Social Security

Employee Costs & Taxes

1%: Social Security

Employment Information

Termination Process

Termination processes in Madagascar are complex and rely on the negotiated contracts or collective agreements in place. In general, termination after the probation period must be done for just cause, such as disciplinary dismissal or low performance. 

Notice period

Notice periods in Madagascar are generally around 10 days.

Probation Period

Probation periods in Madagascar cannot exceed six months.

Severance Details

Employees in Madagascar receive 10 days of salary for every year of service. 

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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