I am a part time employee at a company based in California. I have a client I work for in my spare time, to make a bit more money. The client is in a completely different field of my employer.
My client is looking for a c++ programmer to take on some very small tasks part time. My work colleague is an extremely good programmer and perfect for the job. With covid, I knew his hours were lower because there is just less work for us to do.
I messaged him on slack asking him if he'd be interested in this work and if I could refer him to the client. He said yes. I assumed that he would ensure that any additional work relationships would comply with his contact.
Even though I think what I did was ok, especially due to covid, I can't help but wonder if what I did is frowned upon for some reason. I'm living in the USA but I'm not an American National. Maybe I'm missing something culturally.