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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.

  • Capital city


  • Currency

    Moroccan dirham
    (DH, MAD)

  • Languages spoken


  • Population size

    37,112,080 (est. 2020)

  • 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)

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.

of misclassification

Like many other countries, Morocco treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time workers differently and there are risks associated with misclassification.

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.

Public holidays

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.

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.

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

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Taxes in Morocco

Learn how employment taxes affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Morocco.

  • Employer

    • 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)

  • Employee

    • 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

Paid time off

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.

Public holidays

There are 12 public holidays employees are entitled to take off as paid days.

Sick leave

Employees are entitled to four paid sick days or eight half-days annually.

Maternity leave

Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, split into seven weeks before and after delivery.

Paternity leave

Fathers can take three days of leave within the first month after their child is delivered.

Other leave

  • 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.

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

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.

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