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Employer of Record Morocco

Our Employer of Record in Morocco service enables clients to hire employees without the need to operate a local legal entity there.

It makes a big difference to develop a new market with your own personnel on the ground. Particularly for functions related to sales & marketing, business development, distributor management, and service & maintenance, our customers are very satisfied using our Morocco Employer of Record Service. 

Our customers and their local teams can be free of the distractions of administrative tasks and complex local requirements. So you can fully focus on the development of your core business.

If your local business grows large enough, you can easily transfer the employees to your own subsidiary. It also provides a quick exit strategy if necessary. In addition to Morocco, we offer Employer of Record services in several other countries.


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Alp Atasoy

Sales and Business Development Consultant

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+90 549 499 40 95

Employer of Record Morocco - FMC Group's Approach

  • Quick, flexible, and easy entry into Morocco in compliance with local employment laws
  • Complete control over business development with your own team
  • Good option for building up, managing, and supporting your distributors and key accounts by directly observing local developments and adjusting the strategy whenever necessary
  • Using our comprehensive recruitment experience for international clients, we can form a local team that fits your corporate culture.
  • Focusing on your core business instead of dealing with the time-consuming and complex local administrative tasks
  • Allowing for easy market exit if necessary
  • Integrating your employees into our team through motivational events and special meetings

EOR Morocco Management & Reporting Flow

Management and Reporting Flow Chart

Hiring an Employee

The Ministry of Labor in Morocco has established contractual regulations for both national and foreign employees, overseeing compliance to ensure adherence to the guidelines.

Employers in Morocco are required to provide employees with a written contract, which must be drafted in the local language, Moroccan Arabic. Due to the country’s comprehensive compliance regulations, the hiring process can be complex. All fixed-term and indefinite contracts must adhere to compliance laws. The contract should outline details such as working hours, salary, termination terms, and other relevant provisions. According to compliance laws, two copies of the contract, duly signed, must be legalized by the competent authority.

Employment Contract – indefinite vs. fixed term

Employers in Morocco are mandated by law to furnish employees with a written employment contract containing essential details such as salary, vacation entitlements, anticipated work hours, responsibilities, and more. This contract must be in Arabic, the official language, and employ the Moroccan dirham currency.

For fixed-term contracts, the probationary period is 15 days for blue-collar workers and 45 days for white-collar workers. Termination notice periods vary: 8 days for those with less than one year of service, 1 month for 1 to 5 years, and 2 months for over 5 years. Severance pay ranges from 96 to 240 hours per year of service, depending on tenure.

Indefinite contracts also have probationary periods of 15 days for blue-collar and 45 days for white-collar workers, extending to 90 days for executives. Notice periods differ for regular employees and executives, with severance pay structured similarly based on years of service.

Probation Period

The probation period duration varies depending on the position. For managers, it should not exceed six (6) months, while for employees, it’s three (3) months. Workers typically have a probation period of no more than 15 days. Generally, the probationary period lasts up to 12 months (one year). Additionally, probation renewal occurs only once. In Morocco, termination of the probation period can be stipulated in the contract at any time, with a notice period of seven days.

Work Week, Overtime & Maximum Working Hours

In Morocco, a standard workweek typically comprises 44 hours, typically spanning from Monday through Friday.

Income Tax

Morocco’s income tax rate varies from 0% to 38%, contingent upon the individual’s income level.

Gross Income (MAD) Tax Rate (%)
0- 30,000 0
30,001- 50,000 10
50,001- 60,000 20
60,001- 80,000 30
80,001- 180,000 34
Above MAD 180,001 38

Typical Benefits

Private Health Insurance: While Morocco does provide public healthcare, numerous employers opt to provide private health insurance to employees, aiming to ensure a superior standard of care.

Transportation Allowance: Certain companies offer transportation allowances or reimbursements to cover commuting expenses.

Bonus and incentive programs: These are based on performance and could be included in the compensation package.

Visa for the Employees

All foreigners intending to work legally in Morocco are obligated to possess a valid work visa. Work visas fall under the category of long-term visas and are classified into three types:

  1. Work Visa: Employees seeking employment in Morocco must obtain a work visa.
  2. Student Visa: Foreign individuals intending to study in Morocco are required to obtain a student visa.
  3. Family Reunification Visa: This visa category is intended for the families of foreign nationals who are already working in Morocco.

Time off Policies

Public Holidays

Morocco observes several national holidays, including:

  • New Years Day (Jan 1)
  • Anniversary of Independence Manifesto (Jan 11)
  • Labor Day (May 1)
  • Eid- al- Fitr (May 13-16)
  • Eid- al- Adha (Jul 19-21)
  • Throne Day (Jul 30)
  • Islamic New Year (Aug 8-9)
  • Oued Ed-Dahab Day (Aug 14)
  • Revolution (Aug 20)
  • Birthday of King Mohammed VI and Youth Day (Aug 21)
  • Prophet’s Birthday (Oct 18-20)
  • Green March Day (Nov 6)
  • Independence Day of Morocco (Nov 18)

Annual Leave

In Morocco, employees typically accrue 24 days of paid vacation leave after completing one year of service with an employer.

Sick Leave

In Morocco, employees are eligible for sick pay starting from the fourth day of absence, typically at a rate of approximately 60-70% of their regular pay. To qualify, they generally must have worked for at least 54 days within the last six months.

Other Leave Types

Maternity Leave: In Morocco, women typically have the right to 14 weeks of maternity leave at full pay, with the option to extend for a full year unpaid. Male employees, on the other hand, generally receive three days of paid leave for the birth of their child.

Terminating an Employee

Upon termination of employment, every worker is entitled to a one-month notice period. However, if the worker commits a severe offense, termination from the contract can occur without notice. Employees with over one year of experience and tenure with a specific company are eligible for compensation upon termination.

Disclaimer: Although we carefully researched and compiled the above information, we do not give any guarantee with respect to the actuality, correctness, and completeness.