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Your questions answered: Can we ask if our employee has another job?

By Portner Press on March 8th, 2019
  1. Industrial Instruments
  2. Fair Work Act

 

Q
As an employer, can we request that staff declare if they hold a second job?

 

A
No, not unless the second job:

  • conflicts with, or is in competition with, your enterprise or interests; or
  • affects an employee’s ability to perform their primary job or to meet their obligation to you.

Otherwise, there is no legal right to ask an employee about alternative employment.

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