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Hiring a remote team in a country as Mauritius comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Mauritius. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in Mauritius with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Mauritius, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Mauritius effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in Mauritius.

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in Mauritius, allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Mauritius.

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in Mauritius or individually hire remote employees in Mauritius, Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record Mauritius services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in Mauritius

The beautiful island nation of Mauritius, located off the coast of Africa, is a prosperous country among its neighboring Indian Ocean islands. Mauritius, a country rich in culture and heritage, provides its citizens with a thriving economy and a secure environment.

Mauritius has a high-income economy based on textiles, tourism, sugar, agriculture, and financial services, according to the World Bank. It has a diverse economy and is ranked ninth in the world in terms of freedom. Mauritius is ranked highly among African nations due to its favorable investment climate, economic competitiveness, good governance, and free market economy, making it the second-highest country in Africa in terms of GDP per capita.

4. Cost of living in Mauritius

Mauritius' cost of living is $629, which is 1.48 times less expensive than the global average. Mauritius was ranked 134th out of 197 countries in terms of cost of living, and the 76th best place to live.

In Mauritius, the average after-tax salary is $497, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months.

5. Cost of renting in Mauritius

The cost of living in a country is determined by a variety of factors, including the city in which the person resides, the type of industry dominant in that area, state revenue, taxation policies, and a variety of other factors. The cost of living is primarily determined by location.

Mauritius ranks 127th in terms of living costs. To hire in Mauritius, the recruiter must consider the cost of living.

A four-person family could cost up to $2,000 USD. To live comfortably, a single person must spend 550 USD.

Mauritius is 33% less expensive to live in than the United States. The average rent in Mauritius is 71% less than in the United States.

A house in the city center costs between $400 and 700 USD, while a house on the outskirts costs around 350 USD.

6. Major industries in Mauritius

If you are an employer and are interested in hiring in Mauritius, these are the top industries in Mauritius:

1. Tourism

2. Textiles

3. Financial services

4. Sugar

5. Information and Communication technology

6. Hospitality

7. Property Development

8. Seafood

9. Healthcare

10. Renewable energy like biomass, hydro-energy, wind energy, and solar energy

11. Education

12. Professional training

7. Hiring cost in Mauritius

Hiring is a multi-step procedure. It necessitates extensive strategy planning and flawless execution. Whether it is in-house or remote hiring, recruiters must always have a clear plan of action.

The hiring process involves the steps discussed below:

1. Branding and advertising about the job

2. Choosing the location, transport connectivity, and cost of living

3. The internal and external hiring team costs

4. Ensuring a well-drafted role of the job being offered

5. Onboarding and training costs

8. Employment laws Mauritius

The legal minimum wage varies by job category and years of service and is set on a regular basis by the National Remuneration Orders for the various sectors. In practice, average wages are significantly higher than these legal minimums, particularly in the EPZ and construction sectors. Each year, prior to the Budget Speech, the unions engage in tripartite negotiations with the government and the Mauritius Employers Federations (MEF) to determine a cost of living adjustment to national wage rates.

According to the Labour Act, a building in which an employee is required to perform work must have adequate lighting and ventilation, and the employer must provide sanitary conveniences, washing facilities, and meal preparation facilities at or near the place of work.

Since its inception, the Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) has been constantly striving to ensure, to the greatest extent reasonably practicable, the safety, health, and welfare of all employees and anyone entering the precincts of Ministries/Departments while at work.

The intention to terminate employment can be communicated verbally or in writing. If a worker has been with the same employer for at least three years, at least three months' notice is required. In all other cases, shorter notice periods are required. If the employee is paid monthly or fortnightly, notice must be given at least 14 days before the end of the calendar month; if the worker is paid at intervals less than 14 days, notice must be at least equal to the interval at which remuneration is paid.

In most industries, employment terms are governed by National Remuneration Orders or the Labour Act of 1975. An employee may not be required to work more than 8 hours per day, six days per week, under the Labour Act. Work hours for a "young person" (aged 15 to 18) are 6 hours per day. A young person cannot work more than 36 hours per week (or 48 hours per week in a shop).

9. Top skills Mauritius

Initially, agriculture and tourism were the mainstays of the Mauritius economy, but in recent years, there has been unprecedented growth in the finance and information and communication technology sectors. Mauritius has a thriving job market in a variety of industries, primarily manufacturing, sales, marketing, production, and retail.

Port Louis, Mauritius' capital city, is the most densely populated, with many industries providing ample employment opportunities. The city provides more opportunities in the following fields:

- Accountancy

- Finance Management

- Healthcare

- Sales

- Production

- Stock Management

- Engineering

- Marketing

- Public Relations

- Human Resources

- Legal

Quatre Bornes, also known as the City of Flowers, is a popular town in Mauritius. This lovely town provides opportunities for a variety of professionals, including:

- Nurse

- Doctor

- Analyst

- Sales Administrator

- Software Developer

- Public Relations Manager

- Military Personnel

Centre de Flacq, located in the Flacq district, is one of the most developed villages on the island, with a population of over 15,000 people. Although employment opportunities are limited in comparison to the capital city of Port Louis, citizens can still find suitable jobs. The village provides opportunities for a variety of professionals, including:

- Plumber

- Electrician

- Cook and Baker

- Mason

- Carpenter

- Engineer

- Agronomy Technician

- Welder

- Truck Driver

- Sales Manager

The skill sets required for each job are unique, and they vary from hiring company to hiring company. A good school and university education with proper credentials should be the most important criterion for applying to any junior-level position. Employers may be interested in an employee's previous performance and work ethic for senior positions at firms. Employment opportunities in towns and villages may be limited, but they are still adequate. Employee references and previous experiences are also valued.

10. Economic landscape in Mauritius

According to Mauritius' Central Statistics Office, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 30.70 percent in the third quarter of 2020 over the previous quarter. Specific sectors have suffered as a result of the global pandemic, but services are expected to function normally and recover from the crisis by 2021.

11. Market size in Mauritius

Mauritius' market size meets the needs of its citizens, and job opportunities are plentiful in the country's free economy market. Although several businesses have suffered losses as a result of the pandemic, a 30.70 percent increase in the third quarter of 2020 gives people hope that with proper education and professional training, employment is easily accessible.

12. Minimum wage in Mauritius

The minimum wage rate for export workers is 9000 Mauritius rupees, while non-export workers earn 9700 rupees. Additionally, workers can receive an additional 1200 rupees per month for export workers and 500 rupees per month for non-export workers.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in Mauritius?

Establishing an entity in Mauritius to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Mauritius has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Mauritius simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Mauritius give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Mauritius via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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