Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Moroccan dirham (DH, MAD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

15 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

18 days

Sick Leave

180 days

Maternity Leave

14 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

MAD 2902 per month
*Will increase to 2970 in September 2023

Overtime Pay

Standard working hours are 8.8 hours per day, and 44 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

The salary does not include mandatory overtime compensation. Overtime is defined as any time worked beyond the normal working day. Employees can work a maximum of 138 hours over four months and 250 hours a year. For additional hours, employees are paid:

  • 125% of the hourly rate for overtime undertaken between 6:00-21:00
  • 150% of the hourly rate for overtime undertaken between 21:00-6:00
  • 200% of the hourly rate for overtime undertaken on weekends and public holidays.

Additional Pay

  • Marriage leave: Employees are entitled to four days off work for performing marriage rites, or just two days off when attending or helping with a child’s wedding.
  • Bereavement leave: Employees can take between 2-3 days off work to attend the funeral rites of a close relative.
  • Circumcision leave: Two days allowed for undergoing circumcision.
  • Medical leave: Employees can take two days off work to cater to the needs of a spouse, child, or a dependent due to undergo surgery.
  • All employees are entitled to seniority bonuses (Start at 5% bonus after two years of service)

Payroll Cycle

For Borderless customers, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 6.4% - Family benefits
  • 1.05% - Short terms social benefits
  • 7.93% - Long term social benefits
  • 4.11% - Health insurance
  • 1.6% - Professional training tax
  • 2.5% - Social solidarity contribution (for employers with annual profits between 5 – 40 million MADs, i.e., $561k – $4.5 million)

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0.52% - Short term social benefits
  • 3.96% - Long term social benefits
  • 2.26% - Health insurance
  • 1.5% - Social solidarity contribution (for employees earning 120,000 MAD or more annually, i.e., $13,500)
  • 10% - 30,001 – 50,000 MAD ($)
  • 20% - 50,001 – 60,000 MAD ($5616 - $6739)
  • 30% - 60,001 – 80,000 MAD ($6739 - $8,986)
  • 34% - 80,001 – 180,000 MAD ($8,986 - $20,219)
  • 38% - Beyond 180,000 MAD ($20,219)
  • Employment Information

    Termination Process

    Employee contracts can be terminated if a just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or any other work-related offenses, etc. There is at-will termination in Morocco for employers. Compliant terminations include:

    • Voluntarily by the employee
    • By mutual agreement
    • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • Probation period
    • Offense undermining honor, trust, or good morals
    • Disclosure of a professional secret that has caused damage to the company
    • By the expiration of the contract

    Notice period

    Notice periods under Moroccan law are dependent on an employee’s tenure with the employer.

    Notice periods for executive staff:

    • Less than 1 year of employment - 1 month notice period
    • Between 1 to 5 years of employment - 2 months notice period
    • Over 5 years of employment - 3 months notice period

    Notice periods for non-executive staff:

    • Less than 1 year of employment - 8 days notice period
    • Between 1 to 5 years of employment - 1 month notice period
    • Over 5 years of employment - 2 months notice period

    Probation Period

    Moroccan employment specifies a 1 week trial period for all employees, and in addition:

    • 3 months of probation for executive staff
    • 6 weeks of probation for non-executive staff

    If performance during probation is unsatisfactory, the trial period can be repeated once at most.

    Severance Details

    After working for the business for at least six months, employees are entitled to a severance payout that is established based on the employee’s tenure with the employer.

    • First five years of employment: 96 hours pay
    • 6 – 10 years of employment: 144 hours pay
    • 11 – 15 years of employment: 192 hours pay
    • 15+ years of employment: 240 hours pay

    Benefits of working in a country abroad

    Borderless Benefits Packages in


    When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Retirement Contributions

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