What Issues Should an Employer Consider if an Employee Takes a Second Job?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 November 2022
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Second jobs; Working Time Regulations; Contracts of Employment

During the cost of living crisis, it is likely employees may ask to take on a second job to manage their finances. There are issues when it comes to having multiple jobs surrounding wellbeing and health and safety concerns for employees.

Wellbeing - Financial worries will impact on employees mental and physical health. Having a supportive culture and open communication between all staff is key. Managers may need to take particular care where they know an employee is working multiple jobs and consider employee performance if they have multiple jobs due to the living crisis. From a business perspective it is more important at this time to take preventative steps, rather than new ventures.

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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