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    Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    I am working in a LTD company and I am getting many offers from other small companies to work as a part time performer but is it legal to work like this if I manage to do the work? Can my current company sue for this?

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Yes, absolutely you can do that. No there are no rules or regulations for that. If you are satisfied and comfortable with both the companies you can do that until and unless you have sign any such type of bond with your current company. If there is no such bond, then your current company do not have any right to take any legal action against you regarding that issue.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear Friend!

    You are able to manage your timing , work schedule to do the work for both place you can do as a part time of one company. Your current company should not to have any objection for this if you are working for part time for another place. A lot of employees are working for another company with current job. But you should keep secret it with current company. Because company also have to right to take legal action against you.

    Thanks
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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    You cannot work for two companies simultaneously with out the permission of the two

    companies. But it does not mean that you cannot never work simultaneously. If your company is

    not permitting then your current company can sue for damages. YOu are doing both the jobs

    properly cannot help you with the same.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear Aspirant,

    Of course you can work provided the timing should not tally in both the places of works.Also you will have to add the income from both the end while filling you income tax return.

    But your previous employer may start you disturbing by means of putting you some extra duty or you may be transfered some where.So think over it well bofore joining to other job.

    Thanks & good luck.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear quetioner:"necessity is the mother of invention" according to your statement you are a an employee of ltd.company,and you have ample times to work part time job,satisfying both the employer.and you are getting offers.

    I think if you need to do job as a permanent one another as a part time job.you have the sufficient to perform both the job without disturbing any one.now you are expecting if your permanent ltd.co.sue against you.

    First you clear is it right according to law you can do a parttime job with permanent job in ltd.co.
    If it is ok you do both service.and if legally you are not to do part time job then as an ltd.company employee you can take due favg.from employer to do part time job without husting ltd.co.job.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?


    • If in your agreement with the company, if there is no prohibition to work with the other company, then you can definately work with the company.
    • But the permission from the company to work part time at another company is necessary.
    • Make sure that the other company is not the competitor of your present company, in that case they don't allow as they have a fear of disclosing the confidential matters.
    • Your part time job timing must not be in between the office timing of the present company.
    • You need to manage your time and work very well.
    • Your working efficiency must not be decreased at any company.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear Friend

    yes you can work for the two companies simultaneously if and only you do not have any rules of any company to not to work with any other organization..

    otherwise it is legal to do so..


    If you manage your timing and have power to do two jobs simultaneously then you should go for it ass it will pay you some extra money..

    Only government organization has the rules of having no two posts of government at a single instance of time..

    So do not worry if your current company has no problem with it then you should do the second job..

    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear sir,It is not illegal, you can work for both companies but you need to take care of the following:1. Both the companies should have no objection in this .. GET IT IN WRITTEN .2. You can not compromise with your performance at either of them.3. The company (specially) you are currently working with permits you to do so by a legal procedure.4. While filing income tax returns, you can not hide this fact.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Yes, it is legal and if you can manage for it, you can do 2 or more jobs at the same time. No one is allowed to stop you for this untill you are not under any contract or negotiations with other company.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    If you can do work dissatisfying either company you can contnue one as permanent and another as paert time job.as you need 2nd job .you mus not do this if your permanent company give objection.

    So you can easily perform two companies job,one as permanent and another as part time,without harming any one of the two.these job must not be govt.because then any person can sue against you,in case of private only permanent employer can create objection,so you should maintain friendly relations with each other.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear..

    It is totally dependent upon you. If you are comfortable from this double jobs and if your performance is not getting hampered then there is no harm in working with two companies. Though your company will not allow you to work for other company also but it is totally up to you how you manage the situation and work for both the companies simultaneously.

    It is advisable that do this kinda thing if you are comfortable and able to do it without having any problem otherwise your performance will decrease in both the company and instead of earning you will start loosing. Otherwise there is no harm in this as everybody has a right to earn according to his needs.

    Hope it will help.

    Cheers...!!!

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Hey u can work simultaneously in 2 companies...there z no barriers for these...Only the main constraint in time management..If u r able to work in both the company comfortably with time..Then its ok...
    In this case you have to work as a permanent employee of some company and part time employee of another company..
    So that your job "ll be secured...

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Yes friend,
    It is leagal to work for two companies simultaneously.
    This can be done between two private companies only where you can't do this in government sector.
    So,hopefully you can work in two different companies no one will objective you.
    But think is you should work full time in one company and then you have to go for the other company work.This depends on your management.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    It depends on rules and regulations of your company.If there is no objection with

    this ,then carry-on with both the companies.You have to adjust your timings for both the

    companies and it depends on your stamina for doing work.All the best.


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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    you can do work for two company,but work should be at different time.
    If you want here tell about at the same time work in both the company,that's illlegal and not so longer healthy for your job.

    If you have time management and time schedule such a way that you can do work for both company one by one and no trouble for you ,then you can do and that's legal.

    At the same time , you can not work for both company.If you can do ,still it's not so much longer healthy.may be you loss both the job.you can stand only for one company at a time and concentrate only for one company at a time.so you should have to do work only for one company.If you concentrate nicely for that company and perform well with good experience ,your post will rise in the company and get a higher salary package within one company.

    But if possible with good time management and can work one by one copany ,then you can and it's legal.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Hi,

    I would like to let you know that if you would have worked as an agent then surely you could opt the other company's offer and could work as part time performer. Because in your current company you are working as a permanent employee then yes as per rules and norms of their company( if mentioned) you will not be eligible to work for other company during the timings of your current company. That will be purely illegal, because if you are working on direct payroll of some company and getting monthly salary, you can not work legally.

    But if you are working for other company as a part time performer after your current company timings then you can do that happily. Because after office hours you can do anything either part time job or whatever you want.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Hi..If you really want to work more hard and join other company also but you should be able to do both the jobs simultaneously without affecting your work performance..

    Also in government jobs you cannot hold two offices of profit as its illegal but in a private company you can certainly work in more than one company..

    Have confidence in you and you will surely succeed ..Also dont neglect your health while doing your work as health is the most important thing in life..

    Best of luck..Thanks

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    hi friend,

    yes you can.
    that depends upon your capabilities and skills.

    what you have to do is manage your time properly

    but don't discuss the matter of one company with another company colleagues.

    it may pose you into the problems.

    see it.

    all the best

    regards srilekha

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Hi friend,

    I would like to say that it would be legal unless and until the work timings of the company you are working for are not affected.

    If you are comfortable with the work timings of both the companies that you want to work for then it would not be any problem.

    But if you have got any interruptions with the timings then it would definitely affect your health as well as career.

    First go through the company policies, so that you can get a clarification about your doubt.

    My friend most of the companies wouldn't let their employees to work for another companies as they would like to utilize their employees for their own use.

    Do go through the company policies and rules my dear friend, before taking any step.


    HOpe i have helped you in getting relevant information.

    All the best

    THanking you...

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Dear Guest,

    * NO !! you can't work for two companies at the same time.

    * Companies at the time of appointment requires to submit the form of engagement and after that submission you are engaged for that company and then you can't work for any other company except with the permission or on order of the authorized person/appointing authority.

    * Company can sue you for this is illegal and against the laws of the contract.

    * There are various secrets of the companies and company never allow you to work with another company simultaneously because...-
    > It never want to disclose secrets of company and there will be a risk when you work with another company
    > Company paying you to work for it and so if you work for a company then how can you work for another, definitely one may suffer.
    > It is against the indian contract act under which engagement includes prohibition to work with another.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    yes of course,you can do both jobs at a time its legal but make sure the timing which is there must not disturb the other works time as it would create problems and there is a chance to loose both.and one more thing as of now you are working ina limited compny if it is a contract based agreement between you and compny nt to take up any job other than this job and you signed on it.it will be considererd illegal.. make sure every thing is fine before going to any job..

    al d best~

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Yes, completely you'll be able to do this. No there aren't any rules or rules for that. If you're happy and comfy with each the businesses you'll be able to do this till and unless you've got sign any such variety of bond together with your current company. If there's no such bond, then your current company don't have any right to require any legal proceeding against you concerning that issue.You are ready to manage your temporal order , work schedule to try and do the work for each place you'll be able to do as a section time of 1 company. Your current company mustn't to possess any objection for this if you're operating for half time for an additional place. lots of workers square measure operating for an additional company with current job. Bu
    Dear quetioner:"necessity is that the mother of invention" in step with your statement you're a AN worker of ltd.company,and you've got ample times to figure half time job,satisfying each the leader.and you're obtaining offers.

    i feel if you wish to try and do job as a permanent each other as a section time job.you have the ample to perform each the duty while not troubling anybody.now you're expecting if your permanent ltd.co.sue against you.

    initial you clear is it right in step with law you'll be able to do a section time job with permanent job in ltd.co.
    If it's ok you are doing each service.and if de jure you're to not do half time job then as AN ltd.company worker you'll be able to take due fav.from leader to try and do half time job while not husting ltd.co.job.
    If in your agreement with the corporate, if there's no prohibition to figure with the opposite company, then you'll be able to definately work with the corporate.
    But the permission from the corporate to figure half time at another company is important.
    Make sure that the opposite company isn't the competition of your gift company, therein case they do not enable as they need a worry of exposing the confidential matters.
    Your half time job temporal order should not be in between the workplace temporal order of this company.
    You need to manage some time and work o.k..
    Your operating potency should not be attenuated at any company.
    If you'll be able to work dissatisfying either company you'll be able to continue one as permanent and another as half time job.as you wish second job .you mus not try this if your permanent company offer objection.

    therefore you'll be able to simply perform 2 corporations job,one as permanent and another as half time,without harming anybody of the 2.these job should not be govt.because then any individual will sue against you,in case of personal solely permanent leader will produce objection,so you ought to maintain friendly relations with one another.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    hello friend,
    yeah its illegal to be in two jobs simultaneously..there are many consequences you may face.
    1-time management will be difficult for you
    2- the balance between your personal and professional life will be hampered
    3-you will be work loaded and it will create more stress for you.
    4-apart from that if any body finds out that you are working in two company and in either of the company you have signed bond that in the time where you work for the company you wont be involved in any other job,then they may take legal action against you.
    5- after that you may loose job from either one or both.
    6-there are some fields where you can income from many sources like education in which you can be a lecture and parallely be an private tutor.
    7- in financial sector you can be financial adviser for many companies
    8-you can be a lawyer for for than one organization
    ...etc
    so according to your profession you are not allowed so dont do the same else they may sue you.

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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?
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    Hi friend,
    Hope you are in good health and good state of mind!
    It's always a treat and fun to answer your queries.
    I also appreciate the confidence that you have shown in us!


    Yes my friend,it is completely legal to work for 2 companies simultaneously.
    There is no law in the Constitution of India that deprives one from working in 2 companies together.
    But I will recommend you to join the other company only if you think that you will be able to give your 100% .
    I'll saying so because I don't want you to fall into a situation where you are asked to leave just because you were not doing your job properly,and the reason for this being overburden of 2 jobs.
    So if you have self confidence that you'll be able to manage 2 jobs simultaneously,then only go for it!

    Best of Luck for the future.

    I hope I have answered all your doubts.
    It was a pleasure answering your queries.
    Hope that you'll come up with some more challenging queries!
    Till then,take care.
    Bye!


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    Re: Is it legal to work for two companies simultaneously?

    Hello

    well officially you cannot work simultaneously in 2 companies

    This may create a bad impression on you.

    This is uncertain but you can it might also create a problem for you in your work life.

    You might not manage to work in both companies,this way you might not give your best in your work and you may end up loosing both the jobs.

    and your primary company may not allow you to work for a part time job.

    Thank you

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