How to hire remote employees in

Mauritania

So you’ve found some great talent in Mauritania, but a little less sure how you’re supposed to go about hiring them? You’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how to hire remote talent in Mauritania, quickly, without wading into months and thousands of dollars of legal red tape.

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU)
EMPLOYER TAXES
15%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Arabic

What to know before you hire in 

Mauritania

So you’ve found some great talent in Mauritania, but a little less sure how you’re supposed to go about hiring them? You’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how to hire remote talent in Mauritania, quickly, without wading into months and thousands of dollars of legal red tape.

If you want to successfully hire in 

Mauritania

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Mauritania

. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 

Mauritania

 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 

Mauritania

Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 

Mauritania

.

It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 

Mauritania

 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

It’s less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and generally puts you at a bigger risk for legal fees. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but even then, misclassification penalties are often minimal and just require you to pay off any compensation that the person would have been owed as an employee.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 

Mauritania

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Mauritania

, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 

Mauritania

Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

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If you want to hire employees in 

Mauritania

If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Mauritania than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Mauritania.

Taxes in 

Mauritania

Employer tax

Social security


Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees with at least one year of service are entitled to annual leave, which accrues at a rate of 1.5 days of leave per month of employment.

Employees living outside of Mauritania accrue annual leave at a rate of three days per month of employment.

Employees with more than 20 years of employment receive an additional three days of leave that accrue per month.

Public Holidays

There are 8 public holidays.

Sick Days

There are no statutory sick leave benefits. Sick leave is determined by individual or collective agreement.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave. Eight of those weeks must be taken after the birth.

Additionally, mothers can avail an additional day off each year for each child under 14 years of age, and breastfeeding mothers get one hour each day for the first 15 months post-childbirth.

Paternity Leave

There is no law stipulating paternity leave.

Parental Leave

No Info.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.

Termination

Termination Process

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.

Notice Period

The duration of the notice period in Mauritania typically varies depending on the seniority of the employee.

Notice periods in Mauritania are typically decided by collective or individual agreements.

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Mauritania is typically decided by collective or individual agreements.

Probation Period

The probation period in Mauritania has no specific information is found regarding probation.

Employee requirements in 

Mauritania

Working Hours

The standard workweek in Mauritania is 40 hours a week and eight hour a day.

Overtime

Overtime pay is determined by collective agreement.

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