I just joined a job 4 week back and in meantime i realized the job is not the actual profile which i expected before or after interview.I want to try and leave this position if i can but my offer letter has a clause saying for h1 b sponsored employee company is entitled to recove visa costs which may be around 20000$ and employee will have to pay 20000 $ as liquidated damage if i leave before 18 months time .Is this thing applicable in USA
This is a labor regulations (in terms of H workers) question. Labor regulations for H workers are very complicated. The answer is, it depends. A full consultation (of all facts) is needed on whether the employer can actually obtain the visa fees from the employee or not.
You need to discuss the case's merits with a local licensed contract litigator.
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