I work at a really small startup (around 15 employees), where the work culture is generally good (at least to my satisfaction), and we (the employees) work closely with the owners (3 of them).
Recently, one of the owner's brother (call him Dave) joined the company as a full time employee. Dave's recruitment cannot be seen as a favour as he did indeed prove his skills and worth for the company and none of my colleagues have a problem with that. It's worth mentioning that he's a fresh graduate and has joined us as a fresher.
Since this is a startup, the owners expect us to put in hours apart from work hours, which again we don't have any problem with. Now, the problem starts when Dave puts those extra hours working as a freelancer, whereas us commoners are bound by company rules against this. Also, Dave's freelancing is in the knowledge of the owners and they don't have any problems with it.
I have talked to my peers regarding this and we all feel that we're being discriminated against. I think it's also worth mentioning that me and my peers are at a senior position to Dave, and have selflessly put in a lot for the company. Another thing to note is that after adding this extra earning from freelancing, Dave's monthly earning is nearly double to ours(yes, the country we work in has low exchange rate as compared to USD).
How can I and my peers deal with this situation so that we can reduce the number of hours expected of us to a number consistent with the family members?
P.S. - I don't want to leave the job and I'm very certain that my employers don't want that either. So, looking for another job is out of question