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Is it common for Prpgrammers to do freelance jobs?

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Is it common for software engineers with a normal, permanent job, to also accept freelance projects in their free time? What changes if you are non-EU, B/C permit holder? Assume the employer has not prohibited it in the contract.
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Re: Is it common for Prpgrammers to do freelance jobs?

Depends on your contract of employment, a number of the have clauses in that any work you do during your employment, even on your time, the copyright belongs to them. Also if the work is in a similar field they may be worried about confidentiality and that you might be working for a competitor.
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Re: Is it common for Prpgrammers to do freelance jobs?

Also depends on your permit if you're a non-EU national I believe. L permit holders are not allowed to be self-employed so whether some freelance work in addition to your full time work would be allowed or not I don't know.
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Re: Is it common for Prpgrammers to do freelance jobs?

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Depends on your contract of employment, a number of the have clauses in that any work you do during your employment, even on your time, the copyright belongs to them. Also if the work is in a similar field they may be worried about confidentiality and that you might be working for a competitor.
IP rights, rather than copyright, I think.
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