Hire in Morocco

Morocco

PEO &

Employer of Record

Hire employees remotely in Morocco without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

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Business Language

French, Arabic

Salary Currency

Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Capital city

Rabat

Time zone

UTC +0

EOR in Morocco

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Hire Employees in Morocco

NNRoad provides payroll & employer of record (EOR) services in Morocco to ensure that your business complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

Fast Hiring

Start working with your remote employees in a week.

Foreigner Visas

NNRoad assists with overseas foreign hires visa needs.

Platform

Access your payroll reports on our portal.

Employer of Record (EOR) in Morocco

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Morocco, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

1. Candidate Selection

Select the candidates you want to hire in Morocco.

2. Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Morocco.

3. Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Morocco.

EOR service includes:

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

All mandatory employer (and employee) contributions filed and paid for your EOR employees.

Payroll recording, reporting and administration.

Distribution of salaries to employees through direct deposit into their bank accounts.

Calculation, reporting, filing and processing of EOR employee’s individual income tax due.

Collecting and processing your employee’s invoices for business related expenses.

Guiding and organizing your expat employee’s work visa application too guarantee their successful onboarding.

Standalone Payroll in Morocco

Payroll services are for companies who have a legal entity in Morocco, and want to outsource their salary disbursement, mandatory benefits, income tax filing and mandatory reports.

Employer of Record Status in Morocco

Using an Employer of Record (EOR) to hire employees in Morocco is a legal and efficient strategy for companies wanting to expand their workforce without establishing a local entity. An EOR manages all employment-related administrative tasks, including payroll, taxes, benefits, and ensuring compliance with Moroccan labor laws.

Hiring an Expat with an EOR in Morocco

For companies looking to hire foreign expats, an EOR can also facilitate the process of obtaining necessary work visas and permits, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements. Moroccan employment laws support the use of EOR services to streamline the hiring process and maintain legal compliance for both local and foreign employees.

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Morocco are based on progressive tax brackets.

In Morocco, the system for personal income tax collection operates on a withholding basis , where the employer is responsible for declaring and remitting their employees’ income tax to the government. This administrative approach simplifies the process for individuals, as those employed by a single Moroccan entity and earning solely employment income are not required to file a return. However, individuals receiving income from non-resident entities or multiple employers must file a tax return by February 28 of the following year​.

Tax Brackets:

Sample Calculation

0%: 0 – 30,000MAD
10%: 30,001 to 50,000MAD
20%: 50,001 to 60,000MAD
30%: 60,001 to 80,000MAD
34%: 80,001 to 180,000MAD
38%: >180,000MAD
Tax on a 300,000 MAD annual income:

0 * 0.00 = 0
(30,000 – 0) * 0.10 = 3,000
(50,000 – 30,000) * 0.20 = 4,000
(60,000 – 50,000) * 0.30 = 3,000
(80,000 – 60,000) * 0.34 = 6,800
(180,000 – 80,000) * 0.38 = 40,000
(300,000 – 180,000) * 0.38 = 45,600

0 + 3,000 + 4,000 + 3,000 + 6,800 + 40,000 + 45,600 = 102,400 MAD in taxes

Employer Contribution

Employers in Morocco contribute to various social security benefits on behalf of their employees. The contributions include family allocations (6.40%), social allocations (8.60% with a cap at MAD 6,000 for computation base), professional training tax (1.60%), and mandatory medical care (4.11%).

Employee Contribution

Employees also contribute to social security and health insurance funds. Contributions typically range from 2% to 6% of the employee’s salary, depending on the specific fund.

Social Security

Social Security contributions cover family allocation, social allocation, professional training, and mandatory medical care.

Pension Fund

Both employers and employees contribute to the pension fund in Morocco, with contributions typically ranging from 4% to 6% of the employee’s salary.

Healthcare Insurance

Contributions to healthcare insurance in Morocco typically range from 2% to 5% of the employee’s salary.

Working Hours Per Week

The standard working week in Morocco is 44 hours, Monday to Friday. Although every Fridays is a celebrated day for worship.

Overtime

Overtime in Morocco is compensated at a rate of at least 125% of the regular hourly wage for the first two hours, and 150% for subsequent hours.

Legal grounds for termination in Morocco include various reasons such as employee misconduct, redundancy, or mutual agreement. Employers must adhere to the legal framework, ensuring that any dismissal is justified and procedurally correct.

Severance

Severance pay is due after 6 months of service:

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

Notice Period

Employers: The notice period for employers in Morocco is typically one to three months, depending on the length of the employment contract.
Employees: For employees resigning from their positions, the notice period is typically one month.

Employment Contract

Labor contracts in Morocco must specify terms including job description, compensation, working hours, and termination conditions. The inclusion of a probation period and its duration must also be clarified within the contract.

Probation Period

The maximum legal probation period duration in Morocco is 90 days.

Annual Leave

After completing a year of service with an employer in Morocco, workers are typically eligible for 24 days of paid annual leave.

Sick Leave

In Morocco, workers are eligible for sick leave compensation starting from the fourth day of their absence, typically receiving between 60% to 70% of their usual salary. Eligibility for this benefit requires having worked at least 54 days in the preceding six months.

Maternity Leave

Women in Morocco are entitled to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, divided equally before and after birth. Additionally, they have the option to take up to one year of unpaid leave to care for their child.

Paternity Leave

For fathers, Morocco has recently extended paternity leave from 3 days to 15 days of paid leave, which must be taken within the first month following the birth of their child.

Public Holidays

1st January: New Year’s Day
11th January: Independence Manifesto Day
1st May: Labor Day
30th July: Throne Day
14th August: Oued Ed-Dahab Day
20th August: Revolution Day
21st August: King Mohammed VI’s Birthday
6th November: Green March Day
18th November: Independence Day

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