I am a Software Developer who recently graduated from University. I just secured a job with a big company with a nice salary. However I don't really see myself being content with that as I have business Ideas of my own I would like to explore an develop.
I was wondering what is the legal implications of doing my own projects outwith my work. I would be classed as an individual when I release my projects to the market (not as a company).
- Can I get sued by my employers even if the ideas have nothing to do with my employer?
- Can I get into trouble by the government as I would technically be working over the legal limit a person is allowed to work a week (48 hours)?
- Is it technically classed as work if I am doing it at the weekends. could I maybe say it is just a hobby?
Has anyone had experience of doing this or any examples of entrepeneurs?
Any other advice welcome!