H1B approved w/ company while I have 4 more month contract under j1 w/ another company


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I have one unique situation. I am currently working in one university as a visiting faculty under j1 academic training. I still have to teach in this current university until the end of spring semester. Spring semester already started, we are in 3rd week. My ds2019 goes until July 2020.

I also found another tenure-track job in another university. I will start working on August 2020. However, when lawyer apply h1b, they thought I am going to start this new university immediately. So now my H1b approved ( Starting Validity Date: 01/21/2020 ) while I have still contract with my current employer, where I am under j1 academic training.

So can I still work for my current employer? or should I quit? If I continue working with my current employer can it be a problem when I apply green card in the future? This is definitely lawyer's problem. I have sent them my contract. It clearly states there I will start on August 2020. I do not know how they can screw on that. I emailed them, they said they will review and get back to me. However, I want to get other's opinion as well.


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