I am a physician in Nebraska who was sponsored for a J-1 waiver in an medically underserved area by a group practice.i was offered a full time position for 3 years and i got approved for H-1 b visa by USCIS.Now at the end of three years the group are sponsoring a H1b extension for me.they have included a non compete clause in my new contract.they didnt have that contract in first 3 year contract.
Can my employer include a Non compete clause in my new contract egally and it has liquidated damages of 250,000 if i break the 85 mile radius non compete clause for 2 years.
The new contract is only for part time of 10hrs per week.
First, as your description makes clear, you are not on J-1, you are on H-1B.
There is nothing in either the statute or the regulations governing H-1Bs that would prohibit a non-compete clause in a contract.
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