08 Sep

Legal Update

Company Law

On 28 May 2020, Law 27-20 providing for specific provisions relating to joint stock companies, mainly to allow for the general assemblies and meetings of board of directors to be held through video-conference or equivalent means despite the absence of such provisions in the by-laws.

Labor Law

  • On 1st July 2020, entry into force of the second raise of the minimum wage provided for by Decree n°2-19-424 to MAD 14.81 per hour.

  • On 23 July 2020, Decree n°2-19-793 providing for additional extraordinary cases allowing for the conclusion of fixed term work agreements:

Temporary works not part of the normal activity of a company;

Temporary works or projects not exceeding one year (twice per the same employer);

Temporary works or projects exceeding one year (once per the same employer);

Employing employees of more than 58 years old who had previously lost their job;

Temporary replacement of an employee pending the hiring of a new one.

State of health emergency

  • On 27 July 2020, Law 42-20 lifting the suspension of legal deadlines
  • On 8 August 2020, Decree 2-20-526 extending the state of health emergency to 10 September 2020 and giving power to the minster of interior on a national level, and the local authorities on a local level, to take any actions they may see fit to relax the restrictions depending on the pandemic situation.
  • On 13 August 2020, Decree 2-20-572 providing for a fine of MAD 300 on people not wearing protection masks in public spaces to be paid immediately.