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Employer of Record (EOR) in MaMorocco








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Moroccan dirham (MAD)

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Hiring in Morocco

Morocco is located on the Northwest coast of Africa, bordering both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Morocco, it may be useful to keep the following in mind.

Employment contracts in Morocco

While it is not legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Morocco in all instances, employers are required to notify employees of the essential terms and conditions of the employment relationship at the time of hiring.  It is recommended to put in place an employment contract in the local language (French or Arabic) which spells out the terms of the employment, including hours of work, compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Morocco should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Moroccan dirham rather than another currency.

Working hours in Morocco

In general, the work week is 44 hours, and although there is a substantial Muslim population, the usual business days are Monday through Friday.

Holidays in Morocco

Morocco celebrates several national holidays, including:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto
  • Labour Day
  • Feast of the Throne
  • Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab
  • Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People
  • Youth Day
  • Anniversary of the Green March
  • Independence Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • First Moharram
  • Eid Al-Mawlid, the Prophet’s Birthday

Vacation days in Morocco

Employees in Morocco are entitled to 1.5 days of paid holiday for each month of work, i.e., a minimum of 18 days of paid leave annually.

Additional leave is granted to employees based on their seniority, at the rate of 1.5 days of work for every 5 years of effective work, assuming that the maximum entitlement is 30 days a year.

Employers can provide additional vacation days (more than the required legal minimum) assuming that it will not exceed a maximum of 30 days annually.

Morocco sick leave

Employees who are unable to work due to illness must notify their employer within 48 hours. If the absence lasts more than 4 days, the employee must provide a medical certificate. While employers do not have a statutory obligation to provide employees with sick pay, employees are able to claim a social security benefit if they have paid 54 days of social security contributions in the previous 6 months. This payment starts on the 4th day of sickness and is 2/3 of the employee’s normal wages, up to a capped amount.

Maternity/paternity leave in Morocco

Expecting employees are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. Maternity leave may start 7 weeks before the expected date of birth and last for 7 weeks after. Employees are entitled to claim 100% of their wages during the 14 weeks through the social security system if they have met certain conditions. An employee is able to take an additional 90 days of unpaid maternity leave at the end of the 14-week period. They may also take an additional 1 year of unpaid leave.

Fathers are generally entitled to 15 days of paid paternity leave.

Health insurance in Morocco

Morocco has a public/private healthcare system. All Moroccans must enroll in AMO, the national healthcare system, which covers basic healthcare and some hospital care.

Private insurance is also available for access to private clinics.

Morocco supplementary benefits

Common employee benefits in Morocco include:

  • Company pensions.
  • Additional vacation.
  • Childcare allowance.
  • Transportation allowance.
  • Supplemental insurance.
  • Fitness allowance.
  • Training.


There is no statutory requirement for a 13th-month bonus in Morocco. However, some companies do provide them or a bonus based on seniority.

Termination/severance in Morocco

Probationary periods are allowed in Morocco, and the maximum length depends on the category of the employee. The initial period can be renewed once and is as follows:

  • 3 months for managerial employees (for a total of 6 months)
  • 1.5 months for regular employees such as non-managerial workers (for a total of 3 months)

Fixed-term contracts may have probationary periods of up to 1 day per week of the contract, with a cap of 2 weeks for contracts of less than 6 months and a cap of 1 month for contracts longer than 6 months.

Depending on the employee’s seniority, the applicable notice period to terminate the employment contract may be between 8 days to 2 months for regular (non-managerial) employees and between 1 month and 3 months for managerial employees.

The termination process in Morocco is complex, and employers must follow a specific process depending on the reason for termination. Upon termination, employees are generally eligible for a severance payment based on their length of service as follows:

  • 0-5 years of service: 96 hours of salary per year or part of year
  • 6-10 years of service: 144 hours of salary per year or part of year
  • 11-15 years of service: 192 hours of salary per year or part of year
  • 15+ years of service: 240 hours of salary per year or part of year

Paying taxes in Morocco

Employers and employees contribute to social security. The amount ranges and can be up to 6.74% of wages for employees and up to 21.09% for the employer contribution. Some contributions are capped, but not all.

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THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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