Remote’s guide to employing in Morocco.
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)
Ease of doing business
Cost of living index
VAT - standard rate
GDP - real growth rate
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.
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.
|May 14||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday||Changes annually|
|November 6||Green March Day|
|August 10||Islamic New Year||Changes annually|
|July 30||Feast of the Throne|
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|May 1||Labour Day|
|October 20||Prophet's Birthday Holiday|
|August 14||Oued Ed-Dahab Day|
|January 11||Anniversary of the indiependence manifesto|
|July 20||Eid-Al-Adha||Changes annually|
|November 18||Independence Day|
|August 20||Revolution Day|
|May 13||Eid-al-Fitr||Changes annually|
|August 21||Birthday of King Mohammed VI and Youth Day|
|July 21||Eid-al-Adha Holiday||Changes annually|
|October 19||Prophets Birthday||Changes annually|
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.
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.
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.