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Morocco PEO &
Employer of Record

CAPITAL CITY Rabat

CURRENCYMoroccan Dirham (MAD)

PAYROLL CYCLE  Monthly

CONTRACT LANGUAGES          Arabic / English

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Morocco labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures Moroccan payroll is processed on time, and that taxes are withheld as required.

As the Morocco Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Morocco Tax Office. 

Partnering with our Morocco PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Morocco market.

Facts & Stats

PEO Platform Hire in Morocco, and pay employees through our platform or app. PEO Cost Our Morocco PEO solution is the most affordable on the market. Time-to-hire Fast onboarding in Morocco, hire in as little as 24 hours.
Contracts We draft labor contracts compliant with Moroccan labor law. Local Benefits We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Morocco. 180+ Countries It doesn’t stop with Morocco — we are an international PEO
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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Morocco

It is legally required for employers in Morocco to provide employees with a written employment contract. The contract should have all necessary details of the employment agreement such as salary, vacation leave, expected working hours, expected duties, and so on. It should also be written in the official language of Arabic and use the Moroccan dirham currency.

Fixed-term
Probationary period

15 days: blue-collar workers

45 days: white-collar workers 

Termination notice period

8 days notice: <1 year’s service

1 month notice: 1 year – 5 years’ service

2 months notice: 5+ years’ service

Severance

96 hours paid / year of service: 6 months – 5 years of service

144 hours paid / year of service: 5 – 10 years of service

192 hours paid / year of service: 10 – 15 years of service

240 hours paid / year of service: 15+ years of service

Indefinite
Probationary period

15 days: blue-collar workers

45 days: white-collar workers

90 days: executives

Termination notice period

For regular employees:

8 days notice: <1 year’s service

1 month notice: 1 year – 5 years’ service

2 months notice: 5+ years’ service

For executives:

1 month notice: <1 year’s service

2 months notice: 1 – 5 years’ service

3 months notice: 5+ years’ service

Severance

96 hours paid / year of service: 6 months – 5 years of service

144 hours paid / year of service: 5 – 10 years of service

192 hours paid / year of service: 10 – 15 years of service

240 hours paid / year of service: 15+ years of service

Working hours in Morocco

A normal working week in Morocco consists of 44 hours of work, usually from Monday to Friday.

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Public holidays in Morocco

Morocco celebrates several national holidays. The following are some of the most common:

Morocco has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan, 2024New Year’s Day
11 Jan, 2024Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto
10 Apr, 2024Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)
11 Apr, 2024Eid al-Fitr holiday (Tentative Date)
1 May, 2024Labour Day/May Day
17 Jun, 2024Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)
18 Jun, 2024Eid al-Adha holiday (Tentative Date)
8 Jul, 2024Hijra New Year (Tentative Date)
30 Jul, 2024Feast of the Throne
14 Aug, 2024Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab
20 Aug, 2024Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People
21 Aug, 2024Youth Day
16 Sep, 2024The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Tentative Date)
17 Sep, 2024The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Holiday (Tentative Date)
6 Nov, 2024Anniversary of the Green March
18 Nov, 2024Independence Day

Vacation leave in Morocco

Employees in Morocco are usually entitled to 24 days of paid vacation leave after they have worked with an employer for one year.

Sick leave in Morocco

Employees in Morocco are entitled to sick pay from the fourth day of absence onwards, usually at a rate of around 60-70% of normal pay. To qualify, they generally need to have worked for 54 days out of the last six months.

Parental leave in Morocco

Women in Morocco are usually entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave at full pay and can choose to take a full year of leave unpaid. Male employees can usually take three days of paid leave for the birth of their child.

Taxation in Morocco

Both employers and employees in Morocco need to pay toward social security schemes. For employees, the contribution is up to 6.29% of salary, and for employers, it is up to 20.1%.

The income tax rate in Morocco is between 0% and 38% depending on income level.

The corporate tax rate in Morocco is generally between 10% and 31% depending on profits.

Health coverage in Morocco

Morocco does have public healthcare, but many employers choose to offer private health insurance to employees to ensure a higher standard of care.

Terminations and severance in Morocco

Employees in Morocco are entitled to notice of termination, with between one and three months of notice depending on how long they have worked for their employer.

Upon termination, employees are usu

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Morocco

The minimum wage in Morocco for private-sector workers is 3,120 MAD per month (as of 2020).

Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart (Per month in USD)
Switzerland (Geneva) $4,000
Italy $2,255
Australia $1996
Algeria $156
Uzbekistan $22
Benefit management in Morocco

It can be difficult to understand and set up employee benefits in Morocco, and it can require a lot of time, effort, and investment on the part of employers.

Outsourcing your benefit management process ensures that you fully understand and adhere to the rules, ensuring your compliance and speeding up the process significantly. At Horizons, our Morocco employment experts will help you to find and arrange your benefits, advise on your strategy, and ensure compliance with the law.

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FAQs

A Morocco PEO and a Morocco EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Morocco.

The main difference between a Morocco PEO and a Morocco EOR is in the scope of their services.

Morocco PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Morocco PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Morocco.

Morocco EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Morocco EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Morocco.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Morocco. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Morocco can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Morocco.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Morocco may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Morocco PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Morocco.

It is possible to get a work visa in Morocco. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Morocco are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.