Waukegan, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: Can I get another job while on administrative paid leave?

I'm currently on administrative paid leave due to my pre-existing health condition that prevents me from wearing a mask

(mask wearing policy is new due to covid pandemic) and I can not work from home to do my job as a warehouse receiver. Can I get another job while on admin leave? Can I lose my admin pay and position if I do get another job? Is there anyway my current employer will be notified if I except another position?

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson

A: Hi, do you have any employment contract or agreement that you signed? Sometimes employers have non-compete provisions in those agreements that would subject you to litigation if you accepted another job and were in violation of it. Otherwise, generally speaking there is no law precluding you from having two jobs at the same time. It may become a logistical issue if your current employer brings you back to work and your scheduled to work for the second employer at the same time. You need to check any employment agreements to see if your admin pay is subject to reduction/forfeiture if you accept another job.

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