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H1B visa issues H Visa

Discussion in 'Investment, Work Visa' started by blooming, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. blooming

    blooming Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am currently on H1B visa. My employer brought me to US by
    saying he would give me a job here. But after coming here he
    said that I have to find the job by myself, and he will help me
    in finding one. I trusted him and thought I would get a project.
    But I'm without a project for the past several months, and my
    employer refuses to give one. Also he does not pay me any salary.
    I am surviving with the help of my friends here. What can I do in
    such a situation? Is he liable to pay me my salary during this
    period of my stay here? He actually promised me a job here, but
    didn't give it. So how can I get justice in such a situation?
    Isn't this actually a form of cheating? Please advise.
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't understand. Are you an employee of the company and just unpaid? Are you working for him or not at all? Can you explain?
     
  3. kankad

    kankad New Member

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    This typically is the case with many of so called "consultancy" firms. Your employer by law is obligated to pay you. You can report your employer to USCIS; and possibly seek compensation for the period unpaid.

    There is a good chance that you'll be asked to leave the country.. but I would expect it'll be in good faith and shouldn't affect your return to US next time (ofcourse with a valid visa).
     

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