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capital city
Mauritius
currency
Mauritian Rupee (₨)
language spoken
English
payroll frequency
Monthly
employer taxes
2.5%
vat - standard rate
15%
cost of living index
Moderate ($652)
gdp - real growth rate
Per Capita: $ 8,622.68
termination process
Difficult
employee protections
Strict
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Overview

Mauritius has a population of 1.266 million people. Further, Mauritius is a mixed economy that is based on tourism, agriculture, manufactured exports, and financial services. Mauritius is ranked as the most developed country in Africa per capita.

Public Holidays

1–2 January- New Year's Day

18 January- Thaipusam

1 February- Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery

1 February- Lunar New Year

1 March- Maha Shivratri

12 March- Mauritian National Day

2 April- Ugadi (Gudi Padwa)

1 May- Labour Day

2–3 May- Eid al-Fitr

15 August- Assumption of Mary

1 September- Ganesh Chaturthi

24 October- Diwali

1 November- All Saints' Day

2 November- Commemoration of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers

25 December- Christmas Day

Minimum wage

The minimum wage rate for Mauritius is 607 Mauritian Rupee per week for unskilled employees. The minimum wage is MUR 10,200 ($290) per month for skilled employees.

Payroll cycle

In Mauritius, it is allowed to give employees online pay stubs. Payroll records must be retained for a minimum of ten years.

Taxation

Employees in Mauritius are subjected to a 10% annual net income tax for a salary of up to 650,000 MUR and 15% above 650,000 MUR. Further, employers contribute 2.5% of a worker's gross salary as a pension contribution, while the worker contributes 1.5% for those earning a gross salary of MUR 50,000 a month and less and 3% of the salary for those earning a gross salary above MUR 50,000.

Leaves

Parental Leave

Female employees in Mauritius are entitled to maternity leave of 14 days which is fully paid for. On the other hand, male employees are granted a paternity leave of five days after one year of service in an organization.

Termination process

Mauritius's employment contracts can be terminated by either the employee or the employer, with or without any cause. More so, either party can choose to terminate the contract in writing or verbally. However, at least 30 days of written or verbal notice is needed for the indefinite-term contracts.

Notice Period

Mauritius allows a minimum of one month's notice for terminating employment. This period, however, varies depending on the employment contract.

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