Does my full-time boss have the right to know how much I make at my part-time job?

I have to fill out a disclosure statement on all outside activities. I work for a financial adviser. It made sense to do so for the the non-profit I help to run and my church because I’m on the board of directors for both. However, I have recently taken on a part time job and I don’t feel my bosses have the right to know how much money I make there. I’m not real comfortable with sharing that information.

Asked on June 27, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can refuse to comply with this request but you could be terminated for doing so. That is uness you have protection against such an action under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. Otherwise, as an "at will" worker, your employer can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimnation).

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can refuse to comply with this request but you could be terminated for doing so. That is uness you have protection against such an action under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. Otherwise, as an "at will" worker, your employer can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimnation).


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