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Visa sponsorship isn’t an employment contract

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Employers sometimes help foreign applicants or employees arrange visas that allow them to work and live in the United States. Employers that file H1-B visa petitions are effectively offering to sponsor a particular foreign worker. Employees who enter the country under an H1-B visa must go to work for an employer that has filed a petition. By sponsoring the visa application, the employer helps secure that right. But doing so doesn’t necessarily create an employment contract to employ the worker for a set period of time.

Recent case: Taryn-Lee, who is not a United States citizen, worked for J.P. Morgan Chase in London. Before taking the job, she had a romantic relationship with a JPMC executive. After she started working there, the relationship took a turn for the worse. Taryn-Lee called London police to report domestic violence. The resulting injuries left her with permanent damage to two fingers, plus post-traumatic str...(register to read more)

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