I have an 1 with my company and they are willing to give me some equity in the company ( on top of my salary ) , perhaps 20 - 30s ownership , is that allowed ? Thanks .
"Some" ownership interest is OK ... but 30% is getting a bit 'close' to being a problem. If these are non-voting shares, it gets better.
Talk to the immigration lawyer that did your H-1B papers.
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