When parties to a workplace dispute agree on a settlement, one typical term required by employers relates to confidentiality. Such clauses mandate that the employee refrain from telling third parties details of the deal that has been reached (with normal exceptions made for immediate family and professional advisers).
Is there an upper limit to an award of notice/severance? If so, what criteria will Courts use to assess whether it will award reasonable notice in excess of this upper limit? Unless restricted by contract, an employee is entitled to notice of dismissal or, more commonly, pay in lieu.
It is not uncommon for an individual to work a second job – or to take on a “side hustle” – to supplement their income. Most employers will tolerate such activities where they are non-competitive in nature, carried on outside of working hours, and do not interfere with the individual’s performance of their duties.