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what happens if the employee gets to the States and then gets laid off??

What other questions should one be asking the company sponsoring an H1b for you?
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what happens if the employee gets to the States and then gets laid off??


I think you have two months to find a new job, then you'll need to leave the country.
 
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But then do H1b employees enter into some kind of a contract with the employer to be at least be employed for x amount of time.
 
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Nope. It's generally "employment at will" - the employee works at the company as long as the company wants him around; then he's gone.

In practice the company will be planning on keeping employees around long term -it's expensive to hire and train them, after all- but those plans may not always work out for various reasons.
 
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How much does one typically have to pay for the Visa? I've been quoted a figure of about $3,000. And what guarantees have ranchers used to ensure they get their money back in case they are not selected in this h1 lottery.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
How much does one typically have to pay for the Visa? I've been quoted a figure of about $3,000. And what guarantees have ranchers used to ensure they get their money back in case they are not selected in this h1 lottery.



US law says that the alien is forbidden to pay any of the visa fees.

Cheers!

Luke
 
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Originally posted by Luke Kolin:


US law says that the alien is forbidden to pay any of the visa fees.

Cheers!

Luke



Right, The employer does have to pay the legal fees and costs that are necessary for a worker to get the H-1B status. But the employer must also have a surety that once filed the employee will not back out. So is the money they charge from an employee a hedge against that? I would like to hear from people who have gone through this process in similar fashion.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
But the employer must also have a surety that once filed the employee will not back out.



There is no "must" in this - I had H1Bs through four separate employers over the years and never paid a penny.

Cheers!

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Same here; I never paid anything.
 
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check this out

http://offers.h1balien.com

thanks,
 
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