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I am living in Ontario, Canada and I am currently working as full time employee in a large company. But based on my agreement, I am not allowed to work more than 40 hours every week (I do not get paid for it).

I am wondering is it possible to accept a small part time job beside this job?

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  • If you do it on your own time it should be fine. However if you have signed a contract with the large company they may preclude you working for other companies while you work with them. Do you know if there is a clause in your contract prohibiting such work? – Viktor Nov 26 '15 at 18:14
  • I am not sure, I have to check my contract. But, lets assume that the company is fine with it, then, is it possible to have a part time contract beside a full time contract and get paid for both of them? – Arashsoft Nov 26 '15 at 19:01
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In general, you can work as many jobs as you can cope with.

Your employer (any of them) can only interfere if:

  1. It affects your performance,
  2. Your other job infringes on their business e.g. your second job is in competition with the first. So working for 2 software houses is no good but if your second job is as a bartender, that would be fine.

This is the case even absent a specific clause in your contract. Further, any clause that purported to go further would be unenforceable as an unfair restraint of trade.

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  • How about a kindergarten teacher moonlighting as a lap-dancer? I don't see that as either #1, or #2, but the school board would certainly object... – DJohnM Nov 26 '15 at 21:44
  • @DJohnM #1 certainly applies - part of a teacher's job is to serve as a role model. – Dale M Nov 26 '15 at 21:52
  • Yes; especially if a father picking up his five-year old recognizes/is recognized from the previous evening... – DJohnM Nov 26 '15 at 22:10

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