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    Hi Folks,

    -Can we work for Multiple employers on OPT and STEM ?
    -Are there any limitation on minimum numbers of hours that you should work for each employer when you are working for multiple employers ?
    -How to convince my current employer to get a e-verify number ?

    All your feedback will be very valuable to me. Thanks very much !!

    This was posted on on 20th Aug 2013

  • #2
    one can't work for two employers at a same time but be very cautious to which ever employer you're working they should be e-verified or else it would little tough to get STEM Extension.


    • #3
      Refer USCIS link for more information:

      7.2.1. What types of employment are allowed for regular pre- and postcompletion OPT?
      All OPT employment, including post-completion OPT, must be in a job that is related to the student’s degree program. For students who are not on a 17-month extension, this employment may include:
      Multiple employers. A student may work for more than one employer, but all employment must be related to the student’s degree program and, for pre-completion OPT, can not exceed the allowed per week cumulative hours.


      • #4
        Refer USCIS link for more information:

        8.3.2. How do employers enroll in E-Verify?
        The USCIS Web site has information on E-Verify and the enrollment procedures at
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        USCIS - E-Verify

        U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attra...