Hire and pay employees in
Morocco, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Morocco. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Morocco is 3 days with Deel.


Moroccan Dirham MAD



Official Language

Arabic & Tamazight

Payroll Cycle


Onboard, pay and manage employees in Morocco with Deel.

Usually, to hire in Morocco, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Deel lets you hire employees in Morocco quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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All the necessary benefits for Morocco
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Morocco within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Families and Compensation Fund
  • Health Insurance
  • Professional Training
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Morocco

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is MAD 2,828 per month.

Individual Income Tax

Income tax in Morocco is calculated based on progressive rates set by the government. A variable deduction depending on annual taxable income is applied to calculate the income tax owed.

Annual Taxable Income (MAD)

Tax Rate (%)

Deduction (MAD)

0 to 30,000



30,001 to 50,000



50,001 to 60,000



60,001 to 80,000



80,001 to 180,000



Over 180,000



Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 21.94% of the employee salary.

  • Social Benefits in the short term*: 1.05%
  • Social Benefits in the long term*: 7.93%
  • Compulsory health insurance: 4.11%
  • Work Accident Insurance: 0.85%
  • Vocational Training tax: 1.60%
  • Family Benefits: 6.40%

*Up to a maximum salary for the contribution of MAD 6,0000.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8.8 hours per day, and 44 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment is mandatory and is not included in the salary. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 138 hours over four months and 250 hours a year. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • 125% of the hourly rate for overtime undertaken between 6:00-21:00
  • 150% of the hourly rate for overtime undertaken between 21:00-6:00
  • 200% of the hourly rate for overtime undertaken on weekends and public holidays.

Maternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid leave. The employee will receive 100% of salary capped at 6000 MAD, paid by National Social Security Fund (CNSS). Payment during maternity leave is subject to contributions, which are capped, made to CNSS in the 6 months preceding the start of this leave. This leave begins 7 weeks before the expected delivery date and ends 7 weeks after the date of birth.

Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to up to 3 days of paid paternity leave. Eligible employees will receive 100% of the employee’s average salary paid by the employer, who is then reimbursed by CNSS to a maximum of 692.30 DH. The leave is granted immediately after the birth of the child and can be taken as 3 continuous days or separately as agreed upon between the employee and their manager, but must be taken within 1 month of the birth of the child.

Sick Leave

Employees in Morocco are entitled to up to 52 weeks of sick leave, as long as they can prove they have made 54 days worth of contributions to the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) in the 6 months preceding the incapacity or sickness.
This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length:




1-3 days



4+ days

66% of base salary

Social Security (CNSS)

Termination Requirements

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

Terminations in Morocco can be complex. There is at-will termination in Morocco for employers. Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • Probation period
    • Offense undermining honor, trust, or good morals
    • Disclosure of a professional secret that has caused damage to the company
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The notice period will depend on the length of employment and seniority of an employee.

  • Manager
    • Less than 1 year of employment - 1 month notice period
    • Between 1 to 5 years of employment - 2 months notice period
    • Over 5 years of employment - 3 months notice period
  • Employee
    • Less than 1 year of employment - 8 days notice period
    • Between 1 to 5 years of employment - 1 month notice period
    • Over 5 years of employment - 2 months notice period

Severance for Employees

In Morocco, all employees who are terminated due to unfair dismissal are entitled to severance pay.

To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country.  Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to 18 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. Part-time employees are not entitled to PTO. PTO accrues monthly at 1.5 days per month. 

Public Holidays

In Morocco, there are 16 public holidays per year. Some of these holidays are religious holidays that mark the main festivals of the Muslim calendar. As the Muslim calendar follows the lunar calendar, the dates of these holidays change each year.
Public holidays 
- New Year's Day
- Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto
- Eid al-Fitr (2 days)
- Labour Day
- Eid al-Adha (2 days)
- Islamic New Year
- Feast of the Throne
- Oued Ed-Dahab Day
- Revolution Day
- Birthday of King Mohammed VI and Youth Day
- Prophet's Birthday (2 days)
- Green March Day
- Independence Day of Morocco


Onboarding takes 3 business days. The documents must be completed 1 day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in French and can be translated into English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Remuneration
  • Position and job description
  • Location and working hours
  • Trial period
  • Paid time off
  • Professional obligations

Probation Period

The minimum probation will vary according to the category of the employee. The standard minimum probation period is 45 days, with a maximum of 90 days. However, for managerial positions, the minimum probation is 90 days and the maximum trial period is 180 days.

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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Morocco with our EOR solution. If you have an entity, our Global Payroll solution takes care of payroll and compliance for your direct employees. Our 250+ in-house experts handle everything from managing local laws, complex tax systems, or your payroll in Morocco and 150+ countries.

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