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Employment issues have gained increasing importance in the day-to-day operations and management of companies both in Morocco and internationally. Having the right legal support has become a necessity and is a crucial part of project and risk management. 

Our employment team assists Moroccan and multinational clients, helping them meet their workforce objectives.

Our team's particular areas of focus are:

  • internal corporate reorganizations
  • restructuring and collective dismissals
  • international mobility of workers/outsourcing
  • managing relationships with unions and employee representatives
  • day-to-day employment related matters and recurring sensitive issues

Experience has included advising:

  • FMC Corporation regarding the transfer of employees in the context of an international acquisition.
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel in the context of the dismissal of employees.
  • Unilever on authorized payroll deductions under Moroccan law.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in the amicable termination of its former general manager in Morocco.
  • NTT on several employment matters, in particular aspects of the transfer of employees, the transfer of employee representative bodies and the transitional services agreement in the context of the worldwide acquisition of Dell's IT services business lines in Morocco.
  • A global management consulting and professional services company on the implementation of an employee share ownership plan.
  • An African financial institution regarding the recruitment of temporary workers under Moroccan law.
  • MoneyGram in their day to day employment matters.
  • An international pharmaceutical company in the context of compliance investigations and in the context of disciplinary measures.
  • A British multinational consumer goods company in the amicable termination of an employee in Morocco.
  • Tier 1 in Employment (The Legal 500 2020)

Morocco: managing employment relationships

The management of labor relationships in the coronavirus context is raising several questions related to the measures that the employer should take to deal with this situation.

Coronavirus emergency measures in Morocco

In an effort to reduce the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic on people’s livelihoods and companies' cash flows, the Economic Monitoring Committee (Comité de Veille Economique - CVE), decided on a series of measures on March 19th 2020.

New expat employment contracts in Morocco

The ministerial decree of 19 April 2019 establishing a new template for foreign employment contracts allows foreign employees to be treated in the same way as Moroccan employees.