Paid Time Off (PTO)
An employer must refund the annual leaves that are not taken by an employee if it has been contractually agreed upon by the employer and employee. Employees may receive 20 days annual leave and additional leave of 2 days.
However, they can impose a rule that half of the total number of annual leaves must be taken by an employee.
There are 13 public holidays.
Employer may send a medical practitioner on their behalf to verify the health status of an employee who is out on sick leave.
The employee may be subjected to disciplinary actions according to the laws. An employee can take up to 15 days of sick leave every year.
These leaves can be accumulated for up to 90 days. If an employee works for an employer consecutively for five years, they can take 30 days of paid vacation leave.
These five years will be counted from the 24th October 2019 which is the date of the commencement of the act.
An employee receives a one-time allowance of MUR 3,000 from her employer if she has been working for at least one year at the same company.
A female employee who has worked continuously for one year is entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, of which up to seven weeks can be taken before birth.
Female employees who miscarry are entitled to two weeks of leave immediately after the event. The two weeks are fully paid.
Male employees in Mauritius are entitled five continuous days of unpaid maternity leave after 12 months of service.
Paternity leave must be taken within two weeks from the date of the birth.