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Signed contract with employer to stay for 3yrs on H1b

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Hi all need your valuable suggestions here,

As my H1b is approved, before giving me the document my employer have me signed an agreement that says I need to stay with him for 3yrs or else I will be liable to pay $xxxxx. Is it really like this, some colleagues say me that we are not bound to any employer as we are free to transfer H1 to any other employer if we get a good employement.

Will I be liable to pay what ever the amount as per contract.

 

Thanks

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Such a contract is not legal. And forcing you to sign it is completely illegal.

An employer can ask for liquidated damages, but that's never a fixed amount, and gets lower over time because the employer makes money from your work.

 

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You may transfer H1 b, but as you signed contract he may hold you liable to pay for signed % and or agreed amount.  You are stuck with that employer for 3 years. Better contcat some attorney to go over it.

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Are you in EVC model? If yes, then if the client ends the contract then you employer will automatically let you go if he can't pay you. If he is not paying you, you can file a complain. If you perform well then you client will extend your contract (wink wink).

On 7/20/2020 at 2:51 PM, Me22 said:

Hi all need your valuable suggestions here,

As my H1b is approved, before giving me the document my employer have me signed an agreement that says I need to stay with him for 3yrs or else I will be liable to pay $xxxxx. Is it really like this, some colleagues say me that we are not bound to any employer as we are free to transfer H1 to any other employer if we get a good employement.

Will I be liable to pay what ever the amount as per contract.

 

Thanks

 

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Employer spends lot of money (thousands of dollars) on H1B filing + attorney fees.  In this COVID-19 situation, I have seen many clients terminate contracts abruptly and then the employer terminates the employment as he does not want to pay the employee, when he is not getting paid by client ...... 

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