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  • Capital city


  • Currency

    Moroccan dirham (DH, MAD)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Global Employment ServicesContractor Management

Facts & Stats

Morocco Map Illustration
  • Capital city


  • Currency

    Moroccan dirham (DH, MAD)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    36.85 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    2.5 (2019)

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.

Grow your team in Morocco with Remote

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.

Risks of misclassification

Morocco, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Morocco may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

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.

Minimum Wage

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.

Payroll Cycle

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.

Onboarding Time

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.

12 Public holidays

Wednesday, January 11, 20231Anniversary of the independence manifesto (تقديم وثيقة الاستقلال)
Saturday, April 22, 20232Eid-al-Fitr (عيد الفطر)
Monday, May 1, 20233Labour Day (عيد الشغل)
Thursday, June 29, 20234Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى ويحتفل به في 10 ذي الحجة.)
Wednesday, July 19, 20235Hijra New Year (فاتح محرم. أول يوم من أيام السنة الهجرية.)
Sunday, July 30, 20236Feast of the Throne (عيد العرش)
Monday, August 14, 20237Anniversary of the recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (يوم وادي الذهب)
Sunday, August 20, 20238Revolution Day (ذكرى ثورة الملك والشعب)
Monday, August 21, 20239Youth Day (عيد الشباب)
Wednesday, September 27, 202310Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (عيد المولد النبوي الشريف يحتفل به يوم 12 ربيع الأول.)
Monday, November 6, 202311Anniversary of the Green March (ذكرى المسيرة الخضراء)
Saturday, November 18, 202312Independence Day (عيد الاستقلال)

Competitive benefits package in Morocco

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:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Morocco

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees 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)

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.

Employment termination

Termination process

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 period

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

Severance pay

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

Probation periods

Probationary periods are allowed and may be renewed once. For indefinite term contracts, their initial durations are:

- 3 months for executives

- 1 1/2 months for white collar workers

- 15 days for blue collar workers

Fixed term contracts may have probationary periods of up to one day per week of the contract, with a cap of 2 weeks for contracts of less than six months and a cap of one month for contracts of longer than six months.