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The moonlighting volcano: Ready to erupt

Why is tension simmering between employers and employees over moonlighting?

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Indrajit Gupta
The debate over moonlighting has taken centre stage. At the same time, it isn’t difficult to spot the rumblings of discontent among large groups of employees. A broad consensus on how to deal with the moonlighting issue has remained elusive. Partly because the two extreme positions on the subject aren’t easy to reconcile.

At one end of the spectrum is Wipro. Its Executive Chairman Rishad Premji was the first to draw a line in the sand. Moonlighting amounts to plain and simple cheating, he said. He also said 300 employees had been sacked for unauthorised moonlighting. Since then, every other day,
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First Published: Sep 26 2022 | 10:41 PM IST

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