Is H1-B bond legal?

Asked 9 months ago - Miramar, FL

I am going to US on H1B visa. I will be working on client side. My sponsoring employer (in India) is telling me to sign a service agreement where it is mentioned that in case I change the job in US within 1 year of my employment, I will have to pay them $10000 in lieu of liquidated damages.

In case I breach this agreement, can my company take a legal action on me?

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  1. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Liquidated damages are legal.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. Stephen D. Berman


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    Answered . You may wish to check with a labor law attorney. There is no immigration law against the employer doing this.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more

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