Employment Contract Checklist in Mauritius

A contract checklist is a step-by-step list that will place both the employer and the employee on the same page and will greatly help in better communication, realistic expectations and a good contractual relationship. Here are the following sections that you should normally expect in a contract of employment in Mauritius and remember that everything is negotiable.


 Please note that this list is not exhaustive: -

  • The name of the Employer and the name of the Employee (the name of the direct employer in case the company is part of a Group of Companies but include the details of the Group as well);
  • The date of commencement of the contract of Employment;
  • whether it is a contract of determinate or indeterminate duration;
  • The Job title and the job description (outline each and every function that the employee may be asked to carry out);
  • The place of the work( describe whether the employee may be asked to perform his duties other than the registered address of the employer or the nature of the work involves travelling overseas);
  • Any probation period before confirmation of employment;
  • The hours of work;
  • Salary ( frequency of payment whether daily, weekly,monthly);
  • Benefits under the contract of employment ( performance bonus, car allowance, fuel allowance, risk allowance, presence bonus, medical insurance, pension scheme amongst others);
  • Sick leaves and annual leaves;
  • Confidentiality clause;
  • A non-compete clause (  please note that the period of non-compete should be specified in space and time for it to be enforceable);
  • Termination clause ( how can the contract be terminated and the period of notice to be given);
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave;
  • Any Disciplinary Procedure (in case of misconduct);
  • Exclusivity Clause ( that the Employee cannot engage into any other work in direct conflict with the company or plainly that the Employee cannot undertake any other work);

***Please note that a contract of employment is specific for each and everyone and that to verify with your legal representative before signing and binding yourself to any contractual obligations.***