1 May, 2014 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Ancillary activity: where are the limits ?

1 May, 2014 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Carrying out a volunteer or paid activity in parallel with a main job can affect the employer's overriding interests. What is permitted by law?

Holding multiple jobs is, in and of itself, lawful. However, it is limited by the worker's duty of loyalty and the Labour Act.

This article develops the following topics:

the conditions of secondary employment

  • the possibility of combining activities
  • concurrent activity performed by the employee
  • quality and safety at work
  • violation of the duty of loyalty and sanctions
  • working hours and rest periods
  • conditions of a ban on all ancillary work
  • situation of part-time workers
  • special case of cross-border workers

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