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Can I start a company while employed full-time with another company?
Asked 2 years ago in Labour

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You can't work both the places full time

Prashant Nayak
Advocate, Mumbai
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You cannot during course of employment carry on any other business 


you cannot start any company 

Ajay Sethi
Advocate, Mumbai
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This shall totally depend upon the terms and conditions of your employment contract. If your contract of employment forbids for you for being a part of any other employment than you cannot work in two positions. 

Vivek Tanwar
Advocate, Gurgaon
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You can start your company as long as your employment contract does not forbade you to do so. Employees in companies such as TCS, Infosys have explicit agreements in the employment contracts that says that you will not do any other work with any other business during the course of employment.

Doing a job and a business together is definitely not prudent. It's neither here nor there! Your employer remunerates you for total attention and involvement in your given work at the organization. It will not be ethical to conceal your 'other' work from your employer

entrepreneurs who want to launch their own startup while working with another employer need to check their internal employment guidelines. “Some companies do have zero tolerance, which means that an employee cannot take directorship or invest in another company or work on another project.

T Kalaiselvan
Advocate, Vellore
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Yes, why not but with twist to not in your name .

Koshal Kumar Vatsa
Advocate, Gurgaon
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Yes, without knowledge of present employer. 

Yogendra Singh Rajawat
Advocate, Jaipur
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No you cannot start your own business while working full time on a job but you can start business with name of your family member but dont show yourself as employee of that business. 

Mohit Kapoor
Advocate, Rohtak
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Rahul Jatain
Advocate, Rohtak
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you cannot start while working with another company. 

Mohammed Mujeeb
Advocate, Hyderabad
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32 Consultations

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It all depends upon the agreement you have with the employer.

A side business can be run by you as you work in a private company. But the contract agreement between you and your employer is relevant. You shouldn't start a business which is similar to the one in which you are employed. Check the agreement.

Rahul Mishra
Advocate, Lucknow
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65 Consultations

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- There is no provision in Labour Laws , that an employee working in a private employee cannot do separate business , like a government employee cannot enter into dual employment, i.e. cannot do financial, gain from another source, unless he is authorised in writing by the concerned department. 

-  Hence, you will have to follow the restriction & rules, which you have signed at the time of joining your position in the said company. 

- If there is no restriction for the same, or your offer letter/appointment letter does not say anything about the same, then you can legally start a company . 

Mohammed Shahzad
Advocate, Delhi
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124 Consultations

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