In this blog, we discuss the legal considerations of moonlighting for employers and employees. In and of itself, moonlighting may be a perfectly acceptable practice. Employers beware: it can snowball into a legal problem quickly in some situations.
All employment relationships in Ontario are deemed to be contractual, whether or not a written contract is in place between the parties. When there is no written contract, the common law (judge-made law) imports a number of obligations into the contract that will bind the employer and the employee.