Moroccan Dirham MAD
Arabic & Tamazight
Hire employees in Morocco. No entity needed.
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.
Morocco also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Morocco quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Morocco
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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
The individual income tax ranges from 10% to 38%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.
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.
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:
66% of base salary
Social Security (CNSS)
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
The notice period will depend on the length of employment and seniority of an employee.
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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
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:
- Position and job description
- Location and working hours
- Trial period
- Paid time off
- Professional obligations
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