I worked for a client for two weeks, about three months ago, through a recruiter. The company wanted to hire me, but the negotiations fell through. Is it okay for me to contact this company for temporary or permanent work without the recruiter?
The company is a startup, and they offered me a 50k salary. I countered with 60k, and they told me they were waiting on funding so they said they would make me an offer in a month. Instead, they hired someone else. While I was working with them, they also mentioned that the recruiter fee was very expensive, which probably affected their decision to hire me. I enjoyed the work, and it's been 3 months, so I am wondering if I can legally contact them on my own for a free lance or permanent position.