Grow your team in Morocco with Remote
Remote currently offers contractor payment and management services in Morocco. We are busy building our own entity in the country to provide you with best possible employment solutions for your employees.
Facts & stats
Land of deserts, date palms, djellabas, the Kingdom of Morocco is a semi-constitutional monarchy nestled just off the Mediterranean and on the northern edge of Africa.
Morocco has been ruled by the Alaouite dynasty since the 15th century, under whose reign Morocco has grown to Africa’s fifth-largest economy, built on a robust tourist industry, agriculture, and a foray into renewable energy.
Employing in Morocco
Labor relations in Morocco are governed by the Moroccan Labor Law of 2003 and the Decree on Public Holidays, both of which spell out provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights applicable to Morocco’s workforce of 11.5 million.
Employees in Morocco enjoy protection against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.
Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Morocco.
|Date||Holiday Name||Extra information|
|New Year’s Day|
|Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto|
|Islamic New Year|
|Birthday of King Mohammed VI and Youth Day|
|Green March Day|
Morocco’s minimum wage is set a 3,000 MADs ($336.98) per month for government employees, 2,570.86 MADs ($288) per month for private-sector employees, and 69.73 ($7.83) MADs per day for agricultural workers.
- For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.
Competitive benefits package in Morocco
Remote can help you provide a competitive and compliant benefits package for your employees in Morocco. If you have questions or would like to offer a custom benefit, let us know and we can help.
Taxes in Morocco
Learn how employment taxes affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Morocco.
- 6.4% - Family benefits
- 1.05% - Short terms social benefits
- 7.93% - Long term social benefits
- 4.11% - Health insurance
- 1.6% - Professional training tax
- 2.5% - Social solidarity contribution (for employers with annual profits between 5 – 40 million MADs, i.e., $561k – $4.5 million)
- 0.52% - Short term social benefits
- 3.96% - Long term social benefits
- 2.26% - Health insurance
- 1.5% - Social solidarity contribution (for employees earning 120,000 MAD or more annually, i.e., $13,500)
Personal income tax rates
- 10% - 30,001 – 50,000 MAD ($)
- 20% - 50,001 – 60,000 MAD ($5616 - $6739)
- 30% - 60,001 – 80,000 MAD ($6739 - $8,986)
- 34% - 80,001 – 180,000 MAD ($8,986 - $20,219)
- 38% - Beyond 180,000 MAD ($20,219)
Types of leave
After spending six months working, employees start accruing 1.5 days of paid leave per month, equivalent to 18 days of paid leave annually. This leave entitlement increases by a day and a half every five years, capped at a maximum of 30 days of annual leave.
There are 12 public holidays employees are entitled to take off as paid days.
Employees are entitled to four paid sick days or eight half-days annually.
Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, split into seven weeks before and after delivery.
Fathers can take three days of leave within the first month after their child is delivered.
- Marriage leave: Employees are entitled to four days off work for performing marriage rites, or just two days off when attending or helping with a child’s wedding.
- Bereavement leave: Employees can take between 2-3 days off work to attend the funeral rites of a close relative.
- Circumcision leave: Two days allowed for undergoing circumcision.
- Medical leave: Employees can take two days off work to cater to the needs of a spouse, child, or a dependent due to undergo surgery.
Employee contracts can be terminated if a just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or any other work-related offenses and prior notice should be provided in advance.
Notice periods under Moroccan law are dependent on an employee’s tenure, i.e., how long they’ve worked with the employer.
Notice periods for executive staff
- 1 month: up to 1 year of employment
- 2 months: 1 – 5 years of employment
- 3 months: More than 5 years of employment
Notice periods for non-executive staff
- 8 days: Up to a year of employment
- 1 month: 1 – 5 years of employment
- 2 months: 5+ years of employment
Employees are entitled to a severance package after having worked with the employer for at least six months, structured according to the employee’s tenure with the employer.
- First five years of employment: 96 hours pay
- 6 – 10 years of employment: 144 hours pay
- 11 – 15 years of employment: 192 hours pay
- 15+ years of employment: 240 hours pay
Moroccan employment specifies a 1-week trial period for all employees, and in addition:
- 3 months of probation for executive staff, and
- 6 weeks of probation for non-executive staff
If performance during probation is unsatisfactory, the trial period can be repeated once at most.