HR Toolkit

HR Policies & Employment Legislation

Sample Policies on Common HR Topics

Outside employment

With different work arrangements like part-time employment, compressed workweeks and job sharing it’s not uncommon for an employee to work for more than one organization at the same time. Organizations need to protect their best interests when employees take on more than one employer. Having a written policy outlining expectations from employees who obtain additional employment is a good way of ensuring employees are clear on expectations.

Most organizations will not prohibit employees from obtaining outside employment under the following conditions:

  • It does not affect their ability to work for the current organization
  • They are not working for a competitor or placing themselves in a position that would result in a conflict of interest
  • It is approved by the appropriate authority, i.e. the executive director


Sample policies

Outside employment policy (DOC - 475KB)

This document is an example of an Outside Employment Policy for a small nonprofit organization operating in Canada.