What is Moonlighting Check?
Moonlighting Check (MLC) is a type of employment check to verify if an employee is working for another company or engaging in secondary employment outside of their primary job. It ensures compliance with company policies and to prevent conflicts of interest. The process involves requesting information from the employee and conducting research to determine if the employee is working for any other company.
What Parameters are Verified?
- Employee working for another company in addition to their primary job.
- Employee engaging in freelance work or consulting services outside of their primary job.
- Employee holding another job or position that could create a conflict of interest.
- Employee working for a competitor or a company that could compete with their primary employer.
- Employee holding a job that could create a risk to the safety or security of their primary employer.
- Employee working for a company or industry that could damage the reputation or credibility of their primary employer.
- Risk of breach of confidential information about their primary employer.
- Risk of infringement of Intellectual property rights about their primary employer.
Source of Verification
- Employee Self-Disclosure: The employer may ask the employee to disclose if they are working for another company or engaging in secondary employment.
- Social Media: Search the employee's social media profiles and activity to determine if they are working for another company or engaging in secondary employment.
- Employment History Verification: Verify the employee's employment history to determine if they have worked for other companies or if there are gaps in their employment that could indicate secondary employment.
- Financial Records: Review the employee's financial records, such as tax filings i.e. Form 26AS, Form 16, ITR, etc. to determine if they are working for another company or engaging in secondary employment to supplement their income.
- Compliance Check: Checking the EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organization) database for moonlighting involves verifying an employee's UAN (Universal Account Number) to ensure that they are not registered with multiple employers simultaneously, which could potentially indicate that they are engaging in moonlighting activities.
- Directorship Check: It verifies an individual's involvement in other companies as a director or partner, and can be useful in identifying potential moonlighting activities. This check involves conducting a search to confirm an individual's directorship positions and ensure that they are not in violation of any contractual obligations with their primary employer.
Mode of Verification
MCA, EPFO, Income Tax Department, Social Media, etc.
TAT (Turn-Around Time)
2 to 7 business days.