Your Employee Takes on a Second Job – Should You Care?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 21 November 2022
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Working Time Regulations

Christine:  Yeah. So just conscious of the time, I want to just get onto kind of the last part of this discussion, which is about employees taking on a second job. On the face of it, you would go, "Well, fair enough. It's their life. Off they go, get on with it". But it can cause difficulties, can't it?

Seamus:  Yes. I mean, the main thing would be, again, coming at it from a welfare perspective is that we do have our legislation in Northern Ireland. We have our Working Time Regulations of 2016, and they set out specifically the ability for a maximum working week, and that's set out in Article 4 of the regulations.

You can contract out of that, but the reason why it's there is it

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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