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Employee Side Jobs

Have a Policy for Side Jobs and Moonlighting

RCS Influencer Michael Hicks says this his company allows side jobs but with conditions. Our policy is fairly simple and straightforward. Side jobs are permitted with a few qualifiers: It can't be any larger than 10 squares. If it's bigger than 10 squares have the owner contact us and if we get ...


Side jobs put Employers at Risk and Can Lead to Increased Activity for Vehicles and Worker’s Comp Claims

RCS Influencer Brian Pratt says that contractors need to think about risk involved when company equipment is used on a side job. From a risk management perspective, I can think of a couple things that would concern me as an owner of a roofing company. Do my employees have access to a ...


Side Work is a Problem in Many Ways, But There is a Solution

RCS Influencer Mark Holencik says it comes down to showing employees the benefits of NOT doing side work instead of how it will hurt your business. Let’s face it, we all hate regulations. Our employees are no different. In the long run this regulation will have little effect on their behavior. ...


Allowing Side Jobs Increases Risk for Loss and Can Drives up Material and Equipment Costs

RCS Influencer Marty Stout says he is very old school when it comes to what has come to be known as side jobs. We all have a cousin that has a neighbor whose secretary needs a roof or a roof repair and that is a side job. The problem is that ...


Addressing Side Jobs Is about Communication and Transparency

RCS Influencer Charles Antis says its human nature for skilled labor to want to use that skill to make additional money at times with side jobs, but it’s important for employees to be open and honest about it. TRANSCRIBED BELOW: Charles Antis being interviewed by Junior Journalist Ava Inman Schumacher Ava: Hi. I'm Ava, ...


Have a Policy in Place Regarding Side Work

RCS Influencer Sarah Weiss says side work off limits for employees of distributors. From a distributor’s perspective, we would absolutely never allow one of our employees to perform side jobs. That would mean that our employees would be in direct competition with our customers. We want to be very respectful of ...


Side Work Without a License Can Be Illegal

In many states, doing side work without a contractor’s license is illegal and brings many risks. It is inevitable that employees are going to do work on the side to make money. Our position is; we don’t encourage work without a contractor’s license, as it is illegal and the liability is ...


Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements Can Help Address the Problem of Employees’ Side Work

RCS Influencer Trent Cotney says contractors should clearly define their policies on side work and back it up with signed agreements. Many employees in the roofing industry moonlight or perform side jobs after work or on the weekend. There are a lot of differing opinions on whether side work is acceptable ...


How Do You Handle Employee Side Jobs?

This month's topic has been a subject of discussion for years around RoofersCoffeeShop.com.  Read this lively discussion on the RCS Forum from 10 years ago and you will see this challenge is still relevant today.  Many of today's contractors started out doing work on the side, so this a very important ...


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