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Thank you Marsha,
The contract did not stipulate an automatic termination date when signed. I was employed with another company in 10/2006 when wanting to change careers went to this staffing company but again did not get hired under their employ until 3/2007.
Nothing in the contract stated anything about an automatic termination, but stated that we must contact them immediately within 48 hrs of termination of said assignment. My assignment originally ended on 3/27/2009 and I contacted them prior to the 48hrs on 3/25/2009 does this make this contract legal?
My unemployment benefits are being affected because the employer stated that I did not notify them within 48 hrs after termination of the assignment. However, I did notify and spoke with the recruiting staffer and stated to her that I needed another assignment and did she have something for me on 3/25/2009. Her answer was not at this time but to please forward to her attention my resume (to which I complied).
My assignment ended on 3/27/2009 and I filed for my unemployment benefits on 3/29/2009 and began receiving said benefits until 5/27/2009 when a claims examiner contacted me and stated that the staffing company will not pay out any more benefits because I did not contact them within the said 48 hrs.
When I argued the point with the claims examiner they stated I had signed a contract back in 10/2006 and all what was in this said contract is valid. To which I totally disagreed. Because I ultimately was not under their employee until 3/2007.
And that is where I would like to know how long can a contract remain enforce if you were not under their employ at the time of signing. And was never presented with a new contract when I actually became an employee in 3/2007.