Conflict of Interest Policies
Be sure to include a policy on Conflict of Interest, within your handbook. This policy focuses on informing the employee that they are not to engage in any activity that would otherwise conflict with their present role. That’s a broad statement and like many policies, it is meant to be broad, allowing the employer to assess each potential conflict, on a case by case basis. Most of the time this policy applies to prohibiting an employee from working for a competing entity while working for you, but the reach can be far greater.