I'm wondering if anybody on this site has had any experience with the standard "Further Services" clause of most contracts offered to software developers by agencies, you know the bit that says we can't do any work for "the client" for 6 months after the date of termination of the contract. I did 8 days work for a client way back in March, and then I did 1 more day on July 10. Now the client is offering me a 6 month contract starting ASAP but I believe that technically because of the 1 day I did in July that I may not be able to be available to them until Jan 2003.
Not a lawyer
Go ask a labor lawyer.
Your prespective employer will have to pay your agency a fee, or wait until January.
Atturnie in Oz
Screw the agency. They've made enough off you already. Take the contract, and don't tell anyone. Tell the agency you are working full time for IBM. If they catch you, tell them to call your $#%@!#$ lawyer. And make sure the client is aware of this situation.
Sadly, I have a feeling you already alerted the agency on this one. They probably wouldn't have even noticed had you kept your mouth shut.
The fact that the element of your work that keeps your employer committed to the agency was just a single day makes the agency's case weak, if they wanted to demand the fee from the employer.
Just Do It
I would think that the agency will hope that the company will want to use their services in the future so won't want to p*** them off too much...
Refund the clients/agencies money for the day
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