Promissory note needing to pay sponsorship fees for immigration if employee does not finish 3 years of work.

Asked over 1 year ago - Dekalb, IL

Is it legal for employers to have you sign a promissory note that if you do not finish 3 years of work with them, you will have to pay them the amount they spent for immigration and lawyers fees since they petitioned me for greencard?

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Probably not. A promissory note means a check, its a liquidated damages provision. Perhaps you mean a promise, not a promissory note?

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . I agree. Probably not.

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  3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . You need to present the exact document with the exact language to a labor attorney in your area for a better guidance of its legality.

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  4. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Not an immigration law question. Repost at the employment / labor law section.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more

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