Remote makes employment in Morocco easy. With our localized contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your global team with confidence.
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.
37,112,080 (est. 2020)
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Looking to employ workers in Morocco? Companies hiring in Morocco must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.
Remote can employ your team in Morocco on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Morocco team. You can also pay contractors now in Morocco with Remote.
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.
Below are national public holidays applicable for all regions in this country. Remote customers have access to a detailed list of regional public holidays within the Remote platform. Sign up now to access all public holiday information.
|Wednesday, January 11, 2023||Anniversary of the independence manifesto (تقديم وثيقة الاستقلال)|
|Saturday, April 22, 2023||Eid-al-Fitr (عيد الفطر)|
|Monday, May 1, 2023||Labour Day (عيد الشغل)|
|Thursday, June 29, 2023||Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى ويحتفل به في 10 ذي الحجة.)|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2023||Hijra New Year (فاتح محرم. أول يوم من أيام السنة الهجرية.)|
|Sunday, July 30, 2023||Feast of the Throne (عيد العرش)|
|Monday, August 14, 2023||Anniversary of the recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (يوم وادي الذهب)|
|Sunday, August 20, 2023||Revolution Day (ذكرى ثورة الملك والشعب)|
|Monday, August 21, 2023||Youth Day (عيد الشباب)|
|Wednesday, September 27, 2023||Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (عيد المولد النبوي الشريف يحتفل به يوم 12 ربيع الأول.)||Tentative date|
|Monday, November 6, 2023||Anniversary of the Green March (ذكرى المسيرة الخضراء)|
|Saturday, November 18, 2023||Independence Day (عيد الاستقلال)|
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 installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.
We can help you get a new employee started in Morocco fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 15 working days.
Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.
For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.
Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.
At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).
Our benefits packages in Morocco are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:
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., $13,500)
10% - 30,001 – 50,000 MAD ($)
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)
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.
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
Notice periods for non-executive staff
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.
Moroccan employment specifies a 1-week trial period for all employees, and in addition:
If performance during probation is unsatisfactory, the trial period can be repeated once at most.