Employer of Record Mauritania
Skuad’s Employer of Record (EOR) Mauritania service enables companies to expand their business operations in Mauritania while eliminating the need for setting up a separate legal entity. With Skuad’s global human resource (HR) platform, companies can hire exceptional talent in Mauritania without having to worry about non-compliance with the local labor and employment laws. We streamline the process of building a team and managing the payroll, taxation, and other legal formalities so that companies can focus on other aspects of the expansion of business in Mauritania. Talk to Skuad experts to learn more.
Mauritania at a Glance
Population: 4,525,696 (2019)
Currency: Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO, MRU)
Capital city: Nouakchott
Languages: Arabic (official language), French (de facto national working language)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 760.07 crores USD (2019)
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Employment in Mauritania
The Mauritania labor laws and employment legislation are intricate and, therefore, hiring an international workforce can be a challenge. Partnering with a global recruitment expert with a keen understanding of the finer nuances of local employment laws can eliminate the risk of non-compliance. Skuad’s Mauritania EOR solutions enable companies to hire employees in Mauritania in compliance with the local labor laws.
Here are a few important aspects of employment in Mauritania.
To learn more about Mauritania’s employment policies to ensure your expansion efforts fall within the legal requirements, book a demo with Skuad experts today. We can meet all your human resource (HR) needs while complying with the local laws
Contractors vs. Full-time Employees
The employment contract law in Mauritania recognizes the right of every employee for collective negotiations via collective agreements. Generally, the local labor code recognizes two kinds of employment agreements in Mauritania.
1. Fixed-term employment contract for full-time employees
In a fixed-term contract, the duration of employment is clearly defined, and it can be renewed twice for up to two consecutive years. Any employment contract other than a fixed-term contract is considered to be a non-fixed-term employment contract with an indefinite duration of employment.
- When to hire full-time employees: A company that wishes to conduct work in Mauritania in the long term should consider hiring full-time employees if in a position that does not have an ending date and if it fits their business model. Employers usually consider full-time positions for the work that is important to the company and its growth.
- Advantages of hiring full-time employees: Full-time employees are comparatively more committed to the vision of the company. They are loyal and less likely to switch jobs for a more lucrative position elsewhere. Further, the knowledge they gain and the trade secrets of the company can remain within the company’s employee circle.
- Disadvantages of hiring full-time employees: Such employees are eligible for employment benefits, which increases the costs for the employer. Also, employers need to pay their salaries whether the business is making a loss or a profit.
2. Fixed-term employment contract for contractors
- When to hire contractors: Employers should consider hiring contractors if the work is not related to the core business of the company, and if the role is for a seasonal or short-term project, or if there is no need for close supervision of work.
- Advantages of hiring contractors: Most businesses consider hiring independent contractors for their work due to the low costs associated. Plus, employers get the flexibility of hiring independent contractors when needed for specific tasks or projects.
- Disadvantages of hiring contractors: The downside of hiring contractors is that employers don’t have much control over the work performed by contractors as they work independently and manage their workload and deadlines according to their convenience.
While the employment contracts in Mauritania can be either written or oral, for the sake of transparency, it is advisable to have a solid, written contract with clear terms of employment in place while hiring employees in Mauritania. The contract must preferably be in Arabic and must mention the agreed-upon compensation and other benefits in MRO.
Drafting employment contracts that meet all the legal requirements of the Mauritanian Labor Code can be a challenge for companies that are looking to hire employees in Mauritania. However, employment contract templates form a part of Skuad’s all-inclusive EOR services, so that the companies expanding into Mauritania don’t need to draft separate agreements from scratch. To avail yourself of our services, get in touch with Skuad experts here.
Hiring in Mauritania
Hiring talented employees who are well-suited for the job being offered is crucial for ensuring a successful expansion. To hire international and local employees in Mauritania in compliance with the labor laws, employers must be aware of the local legislation, which can prove to be a challenge.
In such a scenario, hiring employees through Skuad’s EOR solution makes the process simpler, quicker, and hassle-free. As a Mauritania EOR service provider, Skuad can assist the companies by recruiting and hiring the right employees while ensuring 100% compliance with the local laws.
The recruitment and hiring of employees in Mauritania can be done in one of the following ways.
If companies choose to handle the recruitment of employees in Mauritania in-house, they can begin by advertising the job openings in various job portals such as Careers in Africa, Go Abroad, or LinkedIn, or consider advertising in the local newspapers. Open positions can also be advertised on other professional websites and social media to generate promising leads.
Local recruitment agencies
Managing recruitment in-house is not advisable if companies are looking at a tight timeline for expansion. In such cases, collaborating with local recruitment agencies can ensure quick turn-around time. However, international hiring involves complex legal procedures and local headhunters seldom ensure compliance with the legalities.
Global EOR solutions
A global EOR that specializes in international hiring and recruiting is the most viable option for employers looking to hire employees in Mauritania. In addition to providing a seamless hiring experience, an EOR service for Mauritania will also handle HR management, payroll, taxation, and other compliances related to hiring.
Expanding into a new country can be a complex and time-consuming process, leaving you with little time and resources to devote to hiring and recruitment of new employees. With Skuad’s Mauritania EOR services, you can rest assured that the hiring and recruiting compliance is taken care of.
Book a demo with Skuad to get started.
Probation & Termination
No specific information is found regarding probation in Mauritania.
Termination of Service
Fixed-term employment contracts in Mauritania automatically terminate at the expiry of the term or they can be terminated by either party before the expiry of the term.
If the employment contract is terminated by the employers, they must provide the reason for termination to the employee in writing. However, employers can terminate the contracts with or without giving prior notice.
When an employee terminates the employment contract, they are legally bound to serve the notice period as stated in the contract, unless the notice period is set aside with mutual consent.
Termination of employment in Mauritania without notice by either party is permitted only during the probationary period, on grounds of employee’s death or if force majeure makes it impossible for the parties to fulfill their contractual obligations.
Non-fixed term employment contracts can be terminated by either party at will, subject to a written prior notice detailing the reasons for initiating the termination. However, before the decision to dismiss an employee is finalized, the employer must give the employee no less than 48 hours to explain why their services should not be discontinued.
To ensure your expansion endeavors adhere to the laws regarding probation and termination in Mauritania, talk to Skuad experts and book a demo.
EOR Solution for Mauritania
When you decide to expand your business operations in Mauritania, you must choose whether you want to set up an in-house HR team or partner with a payroll outsourcing service to manage your HR needs.
Payroll Outsourcing in Mauritania through an Employer of Record
Expansion of business operations in a foreign country can be a long, tedious, and expensive process, especially if you choose to set up a separate legal entity with in-house teams to look after the recruitment and hiring of employees. Instead, you can expedite your business expansion plans by hiring an expert EOR service provider to cater to all your staffing requirements.
Skuad’s comprehensive EOR Mauritania services ensure that all the processes relating to payroll management, taxation, drafting of legal documents, work permits, and visas are handled smoothly and in compliance with the local laws. With our tech-enriched HR platform, you can leverage the multitude of business opportunities in Mauritania to your benefit. We offer tailor-made EOR solutions for all your expansion needs!
To avail yourself of our services, speak to Skuad experts today.
Types of Visas in Mauritania
International citizens traveling to Mauritania can choose from a variety of visas according to the nature of their visit. The most common categories of visas in Mauritania include:
- Transit Visa
- Tourist Visa
- Student Visa
- Work Visa
- Business Visa
However, for your employees to be able to live and legally work in Mauritania, they must have a valid Mauritanian work visa.
As an EOR service for Mauritania, Skuad takes care of all the requirements and responsibilities related to employment, including applying for and obtaining visas. Get in touch with Skuad experts to learn more.
Employees desirous of living and working in Mauritania need a valid work permit in addition to a work visa.
Securing work permits is an essential task of Skuad’s EOR services. Partner with us today to expedite your expansion in Mauritania. To learn more, book a demo
Payroll & Taxes in Mauritania
Setting Up a Payroll in Mauritania
To expand your business operations in Mauritania, you will need to recruit and compensate your team by setting up a payroll. There are two options for this.
- Set up an in-house HR department with your company’s payroll.
- Payroll outsourcing in Mauritania with an EOR service provider.
While each option has its own merits, setting up an in-house payroll is time-consuming and expensive. Moreover, it is subject to local taxation laws and accounting standards, which can be overwhelming and confusing. For example, the requirements regarding preparation and presentation of annual accounts aren’t very well defined; however, companies operating in Mauritania must adhere to Mauritanian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulated by the Mauritanian Court of Accounts.
Skuad’s hyper-localized EOR Mauritania services make compliance with payroll and taxation requirements laws easy and stress-free.
Taxes in Mauritania
To manage payroll and taxes while expanding in Mauritania, it is prudent to partner with an EOR service. Skuad’s Mauritania EOR solution can take care of all HR-related tasks for you while ensuring compliance with the local laws, including those on taxation. To learn more, get in touch with Skuad experts.
Incorporation: How to Set Up a Subsidiary in Mauritania
Setting up a subsidiary in Mauritania is an important step in the process of business expansion. It will act as the entity needed to hire employees and manage their compensation via payroll.
The process and legal requirements for incorporating a subsidiary company in Mauritania vary with the location. Another important aspect that you must take into consideration is the kind of company that you want to incorporate, such as a limited liability company (LLC), public liability company (PLC), or a branch office.
An LLC is the most favored entity as it allows you greater flexibility to handle various business activities. To incorporate an LLC, you must take the following steps.
- Draft a valid Articles of Association (AoA), duly signed.
- Complete the registration formalities with the local social security and tax authorities.
- Submit the statement of holidays received from each employee.
- Submit a statement of salaries.
- Record detailed information of employees.
- Complete any other requirements as per the local laws.
The minimum paid-up share capital is USD 3,500 and an LLC is required to appoint at least one director and allot shares to at least one shareholder (no bar on nationality). LLCs also need to appoint statutory auditors and submit the audited financial statements annually.
Even though companies can enjoy several benefits by setting up a separate legal entity in Mauritania, the process is long-drawn and can take up to a year to complete, which can entirely derail your expansion plans.
Skuad’s EOR services can fast-track your expansion process, allowing you to start your business operations in Mauritania immediately. Right from recruiting the right employees to managing your payroll, Skuad’s EOR Mauritania services will handle all the compliances for you so that you can commence business operations on time.
To know more, book a demo with Skuad
Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
If you want to outsource your HR management for the international expansion of your business activities, you can choose to engage a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or an EOR service.
There are a few key differences between a PEO and an EOR service. A PEO is best suited for providing payroll and HR benefits, including legal compliances for small to mid-sized organizations. On the other hand, an EOR can provide all the services that a PEO in Mauritania can and additionally, hire your employees on your behalf. This essentially means that you do not have to worry about anything and the EOR will handle all employment-related regulatory compliances for you.
Simply put, a PEO is at best a co-employer while an EOR serves as a legal entity for your business. While you will be held liable for any disputes or compliance-related issues with a PEO, an EOR will shoulder the responsibility and ramifications of compliance and its associated concerns.
Skuad’s EOR solutions help companies seeking to expand their business internationally to do so without having to deal with the hassle and liability of complying with the local labor and employment laws. If you already have an entity set up in Mauritania, you can avail yourself of our EOR services. Talk to Skuad experts to learn more.
Conclusion: What Gives Skuad’s Mauritania Solutions an Edge?
If you want to take advantage of Mauritania’s growing economy by expanding your business operations in the country, Skuad’s comprehensive EOR services for Mauritania can considerably boost your scaling-up process. Mauritania has tremendous business potential, though the overall execution of work becomes very complex due to the stringent employment and labor laws and the language and cultural barriers.
Skuad has an extensive network in over 150 countries across the globe and provides a single interface to onboard and manage employees and contractors. Our tech-enabled HR platform is a unified interface for recruitment, hiring, onboarding, payroll, taxation, probation, termination, visas, work permits, and other HR tasks. Further, we can expedite your expansion endeavors in full compliance with the local laws!
To commence your expansion in Mauritania in a hassle-free manner, book a demo with Skuad experts today.