Can a temporary placement services legally keep you from working at a prospective employer for 365 days?

Asked on February 23, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

1) If you signed some non-competition or non-solicitation agreement that bars you from working for that employer, that agreement can be enforced against you.
2) If the prospective employer has a contract with the placement services company or agency that they will not hire you for a year, that agreement can be enforced against that employer, barring them from hiring you.
If there is no contract or agreement preventing your employment, the prospective employer may hire you.


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