It's important that you deal with moonlighting effectively. If you don't, external work done by your employee could negatively affect your business.
Don't take that risk!
Follow these four tips to deal with moonlighting in your workplace
Tip#1: You must ensure your policies, or your employees' contracts of employment cover moonlighting, says the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service.
Make it clear that your employees must declare all possible conflicts of interests and declare when they're moonlighting, even if there's no conflict.
Remember, you're not protected if you don't have a policy or a contract of employment that stipulates these rules.
Tip#2: Show some leniency towards employees who moonlight after hours where there's no conflict of interest.
Keep in mind that many employees face financial difficulty and extra income could alleviate this burden.
Tip#3: Be aware of the following and, if any of these instances occur, take disciplinary action against the offending employee:
Tip#4: Where an employee moonlights after hours and it isn't in conflict with your business, allow him to continue moonlighting after he's declared it to you and as long as the bullet points explained above don't apply.
Use these tips to help ensure you deal with moonlighting employees effectively.