Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Morocco

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Morocco. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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Arabic, Berber
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Employee Protections
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What You Need to Know About Employing in Morocco

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws

How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Morocco. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Morocco typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Morocco in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Morocco.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Morocco.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Morocco.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.

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Payroll & Taxes in Morocco

Employee Income Taxes:

  • 0 to 30,000MAD - 0%
  • 30,001 to 50,000MAD - 10%
  • 50,001 to 60,000MAD - 20%
  • 60,001 to 80,000MAD - 30%
  • 80,001 to 180,000MAD - 34%
  • More than 180,000MAD - 38%

Payroll Cycle:

Employees in Morocco are typically paid on a monthly basis.


Employer Costs in Morocco

Employer Contributions:

  • Short Term Social Benefits: 1.05% 
  • Long Term Social Benefits: 7.93% 
  • Health Insurance: 4.11% 
  • Professional Training Tax: 1.60% 
  • Social Solidarity (only for companies with annual net profits of between 1 million to 5million MAD): 1.50%
  • Social Solidarity (only for companies with annual net profits of between 5 million to 40 million MAD): 2.50%
  • Social Solidarity (only for companies with annual net profits over 40 million MAD): 3.50% 
  • Total Employment Cost on average: 14.69% to 18.19% 

Employee Contributions:

  • Short Term Social Benefits: 0.52% 
  • Long Term Social Benefits: 3.96% 
  • Health Insurance: 2.26%  
  • Social Solidarity (only for individuals earning 120,000 MAD annually): 1.5%
  • Total Employee Cost on average: 6.74% - 8.24%

Working Hours in Morocco

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Morocco consists of 44 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

In general, overtime hours are paid at a rate of 125% of the regular salary for additional hours  between the hours of 6am and 9pm. This increases to 150% of the regular salary for additional hours between the hours of 9pm and 6am (night-time work).

Overtime work done on a weekend/rest day/Sunday is compensated at between 150% and 200% of the regular salary.Overtime laws in Morocco are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We’re happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.


Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Morocco

Standard Public Holidays in Morocco

  • New Year’s Day
  • Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto
  • Labour Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Throne Day
  • Islamic New Year
  • Revolution Day
  • Birthday of King Mohammed VI and Youth Day
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Green March Day
  • Independence Day

Vacation Time in Morocco

After six months of employment with an employer, employees in Morocco receive 1.5 working days of vacation per month worked. The allotted leave increases by 1.5 working days every five years until a maximum of 30 working days of annual leave is reached.


Types of Leave in Morocco

Sick Leave:

Sick leave in Morocco includes paid sick leave of up to four days.

Maternity Leave:

Morocco’s maternity leave regulations include 14 weeks’ leave paid at 100%.

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in Morocco is paid for up to three days.

Unpaid Childcare Leave:

Morocco has two days’ unpaid leave for circumcision procedures.

Other Types of Leave:

  • Marriage Leave: four days paid for an employee’s marriage, two days unpaid for the marriage of an employee’s child or stepchild
  • Bereavement Leave:
  •    Three days (one paid, two unpaid) for death of spouse, child, grandchild, parent, or stepchild 
  •     Two days unpaid for death of a sibling or parent of employee's spouse
  • Leave for surgery on the spouse or dependent child: two days unpaid

Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Morocco

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, wherever they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.


Termination & Severance in Morocco


Severance is typically required in Morocco if an employee has served at least six months of service, with severance payment scaling up as follows:

  • 96 hours of salary for the first five years of employment
  • 144 hours of salary for the 6th to 10th year of employment
  • 192 hours of salary for the 11th to the 15th year of employment
  • 240 hours of salary for employment above 15 years

Other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

To terminate an indefinite-term contract, except for serious breach of contract, both the employee and employer must give notice. 

The length of the notice period is determined by the Labour Code:

  • One  month if the employee has less than one year of service
  • Two months if the employee has between 2-9 years of service
  • Three months if the employee has more than nine years of service

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Morocco law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in Morocco to reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.


Grow Your Global Team. 

Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Morocco are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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