Is it legal for me to get paid a commission from an outsourcing company for projects I contract out to them from the company I work for?

For example, I have a web development project I need to outsource, a company I once contracted with offered a percentage of any work I send their way.

Asked on March 18, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It may look like you are getting kick backs from the other company which is in fact a bribe and could result in prosecution if your employer finds out.  And you would most likely lose your job.  I would think twice about it. 


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