- OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT AND ACTIVITIES
During the period of your employment you shall devote the whole of your time and attention during ordinary business hours to your duties with the Company and shall not, without the prior consent in writing of the Company, be in any way engaged or concerned in any other trade or business either on your own account or with or on behalf of any other person.
Is this saying
- no outside work during working hours
- no outside work outside of working hours
I can read it both ways.
The former seems obvious, but sometimes contracts need to state the obvious.
If the latter, is this enforceable in UK law for a senior software developer accepting a permanent position?
I doubt that they could attempt to claim any income/IP from such work (as I believe they can in the USA), but what if the company was not requested to give permission?), but am not sure what exactly is being said here.
For someone who many not wish to notify the company of any hobby work which might turn into an income stream, is there any reason for concern?