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

Mauritian Creole, French, English


Mauritian rupee (¢, MUR)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

16 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

52.57 (2021)

Statutory Leave

22 days

Sick Leave

20 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

MUR 9,000 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in Mauritius are 9 hours per day and 45 hours per week. Overtime pay is at 1.5 times the regular wage, however overtime pay is not mandatory.

Additional Pay

  • Bereavement benefit: The employer is required to offer a bereavement benefit to the employee's spouse or the person paying the funeral costs in the event of the employee's passing.
  • Adoption: Employees with a tenure of 12 months are entitled to 14 weeks of paid leave when they adopt a child who is under 1 year old.
  • 13th month bonus: Employers must offer a 13th month bonus in December to employees who have been employed

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 6%: Pension fund (for all employees earning over MUR 50,000 per month)
  • 2.5%: National Savings Funds (charged on salaries paid to employees, up to a ceiling of MUR 19,900)
  • 1%: Supplementary National Savings Contribution (considered a levy, this is a flat rate calculated from the employee's basic salary, and paid by the employer only)

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 10%: Below MUR 650,000
  • 15%: Over MUR 650,000

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employee agreements can be terminated when there is a just cause, for example, fraud or work-related offenses.

Notice period

The minimum notice period is 30 days. Employees with tenure of 3 years or more are entitled to 3 months notice period.

Probation Period

The minimum probation period is 3 months and the maximum probation period is 6 months.

Severance Details

The severance package is determined by the length of employment and the reason for the termination.

  • Justified termination: 1 month's salary times the number of years the employee has been employed
  • Unjustified termination: 3 months' salary for each year the employee has been employed
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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