* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City
Rabat
Currency

Moroccan Dirham (dh)

Timezone

WET/WEST (GMT +1)

Payroll
Monthly
Employment Cost

0% - 38%

Annual Leave

18 days

In-demand Specialties*
Information Technology & Software Development, Tourism & Hospitality, Renewable Energy

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Morocco

Simplify hiring employees in Morocco by partnering with Playroll. Our Employer of Record (EOR) handles hiring, onboarding, payroll, taxes, immigration, benefits administration, and compliance. While you maintain control of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Morocco

Employing in Morocco requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Morocco with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Morocco quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Morocco boasts a talented and diverse workforce, with a growing pool of skilled professionals proficient in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, tourism, and agriculture.

With its strategic geographical location bridging Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, hiring in Morocco provides access to markets and opportunities for international expansion and trade.

The Moroccan government offers incentives and support for foreign investors, facilitating the establishment of businesses and ensuring a favorable environment for hiring and growth.

Leveraging Morocco's lower labor costs compared to many Western countries can result in significant cost savings for companies, while still maintaining high-quality output and service standards.

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Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Morocco

In accordance with Moroccan labor regulations, employers must provide employees with written documentation outlining key aspects of employment contracts, including:

  • Company disciplinary codes
  • Commencement date of employment
  • Standard working days and hours
  • Employee wage rate and method of wage calculation

Probationary Period in Morocco

All employees undergo a one-week trial period for any position. Subsequent probation periods vary based on job roles: 15 days for blue-collar workers, 45 days for white-collar workers, and three months for management.

Working hours in Morocco

According to Article 184 of the Labor Code, the standard weekly working hours in Morocco are set at 44, with a maximum of 10 hours per day.

Overtime in Morocco

In Morocco, overtime requires mutual agreement and is governed by employment contracts and collective agreements. The maximum limits are 138 hours over four months and 250 hours annually. Compensation ranges from 125% to 150% of the regular salary, depending on the time and day worked. Compliance ensures fair compensation and legal adherence.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Morocco

Morocco has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January- 31 December

Fiscal Year in Morocco

1 January- 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Morocco use for financial and tax reporting purposes.
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Payroll Cycle in Morocco

The payroll cycle in Morocco is usually Monthly, with employees being paid by the last working day of the month .
17.73 MAD p/h

Minimum Wage in Morocco

The minimum wage for employees in Morocco is typically 17.73 MAD per hour, amounting to ~3,120 MAD per month for a typical 44 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Morocco

As of September 2023, the minimum wage in the private sector is MAD 3,120 per month.

Bonus Payments in Morocco

While there are no legal provisions for 13th-month salaries in Morocco, it's a common practice for employers to provide such bonuses or seniority bonuses to employees.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Morocco

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Morocco's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Morocco.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 0% - 38% on top of the employee salary in Morocco.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Morocco, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 6.55% – 8.05%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

In Morocco, income tax operates on a 'Pay As You Earn' basis, with rates ranging from 0% to 38%. Taxation follows a progressive scale, where rates increase with income levels.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Morocco

In Morocco, retirement pension enrollment is optional, but companies affiliating with CIMR must choose one of two retirement plans. Employee contributions are deducted from their wages and shown on payslips, while employers must remit their contributions within 45 days after each quarter.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Morocco tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Morocco

When it comes to terminating employment in Morocco, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

Employers in Morocco may terminate fixed-term contracts for reasons such as:

  • Misconduct (Wirtten warning is required)
  • Poor work performance
  • Mutual agreement
  • Operational requirements

Notice Period

The amount of notice is dependent on the function of the employee and the length of service. If the employer terminates the contract, the notice period is as follows:

  • Notice periods for executives and similar positions in Morocco: less than 1 year requires 1 month, 1 to 5 years necessitates 2 months, and more than 5 years mandates 3 months.
  • For employees in Morocco, the following applies depending on length of service: less than one year requires 8 days, 1 to 5 years necessitates 1 month, and more than 5 years mandates 2 months.

Severance Pay

Employers must offer severance pay to eligible employees, calculated at 96 hours per year of service, rising to 144, 192, and 240 hours per year after 5, 10, and 15 years respectively. The hourly rate is based on the average wages of the preceding 52 weeks.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Morocco

The annual leave entitlement in Morocco is 18 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Morocco

Morocco has 12 mandatory national public holidays in a year.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Morocco

Maternity Leave in Morocco

Paternity Leave in Morocco

Sick Leave in Morocco

Marriage Leave

Bereavement Leave

Parental Leave In Morocco

Morocco's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Morocco

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Morocco's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Morocco

Make your benefits package in Morocco a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Health Insurance
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Morocco

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Morocco within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Morocco create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Morocco

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Morocco.

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