There is no “one size fits all” moonlighting policy. If the employer is government-affiliated, or has union employees, the prohibitions and procedures will be completely different and subject to those procedures. For private employers who need a general overview, below are some suggestions for enacting a moonlighting policy.  The below should not be construed as legal advice or substituted for legal advice by an attorney who is given the facts and can provide you with legal advice to address your business’s particular situation:

Sample Moonlighting Policy

It is the Company’s general expectation that Employee’s employment with Company is Employee’s primary employment, and that Employee’s time while on duty is devoted to the business of Company and not other matters, endeavors, or activities.  Employee shall at all times perform employee’s duties for Employer in a manner that  is free from interference by Employee’s off-duty activities, and that  Employee’s off-duty activities do not have an adverse effect on or create conflicts of interest with respect to Company, Company’s business, employees, customers, clients, vendors, and other business relationships, and that the Employee’s off-duty activities comport with the Company’s  acceptable use policies for its information technology,  infrastructure, networking and equipment systems.

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