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Timothy Ford Featured in “How to Handle Employee Side Hustles,” SHRM HR Magazine

September 8, 2022

As more employees take on second jobs, employers need to prepare for potential problems. Written by Susan Ladika.

The rise of remote work during the pandemic and employees’ ongoing desire to have more-flexible hours may be complicating factors for employers that are concerned about employees paying attention to their side hustles when they should be focusing on their full-time jobs.

“It’s probably more of a problem than it has been in the past,” says Timothy Ford, a partner with law firm Einhorn Barbarito in Denville, N.J. “There’s not as much continuous oversight of an employee as there maybe once was.”

For certain jobs in certain industries, working for a competitor isn’t necessarily an issue. Ford says it’s not uncommon for nurses and other health care employees to work full time and then have another full-time or part-time nursing job on the side.

In those cases, “you probably don’t need a policy for all employees, just ones at certain levels,” Ford says.

To read the full HR Magazine article, please click here.

Upfront, honest, tenacious and dedicated; four words that clients use to describe Timothy Ford and his approach to advocating on behalf of those involved in employment and commercial litigation. As a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate Group, Tim serves as general and outside resource counsel for numerous business clients with specialized needs – and delivers technologically sophisticated results, unique to each situation, without compromising the professional obligations and expectations of each individual client. To learn more about Tim, please click here.

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