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  • Joined a Consultancy but now got a Full-time, options??

    Hi all,

    I graduated recently and didn't manage to land a job. To maintain my OPT I joined a consultant to get a job and pay my loans but did not give up on my search.

    I also took a letter of employment from them(consultant) but didn't use it at my univ.
    They did not ask me to fill up any legal form (I-9 etc.) so don't know if my status has been updated to DHS or not.

    Now I have managed to get a full-time, so want to go for that.
    If I don't inform them and take up that job, will it reflect somewhere (ie. if both put 40 hrs. in my name)?

    Can I leave the previous job (they had me sign a payment-clause if I left)

    Since I didn't take a job from them, neither did I get paid, nor do I feel they updated my status, what are my options & your suggestions on it?

    Thanks

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    • #3
      Hey DesiOPT & its members,

      Thanks for your replies, it did ease off some pressure.

      However I have another doubt and want your help in that.

      As from my previous post you can see that I joined a consultancy and will be employed there without any pay for about 1.5 months and then my new job shall start.

      After going through these forums I see that many people have been asked for RFE's and then asked for pay stubs (which I wouldn't have as I was undergoing training in that consultancy so unpaid as I didn't join any project)

      Is there a way I can safeguard myself against this, once I leave the consultancy what kind of documents do you think I will need from them to avoid this?

      Kindly help, need your experiences/suggestions

      Thanks

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      • #4
        no I9 ?? those are not legal

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        • #5
          employee has to fill I9 .. it is mandatory look like u r employer is new ..

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          • #6
            Go for full time.

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            • #7
              Show as volunteer, no employment contract is legal in US, you can leave anytime ...
              All the best for full time that's legal ��

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              • #8
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                • #9
                  Dear Admin,

                  Thanks for your reply

                  I answer to your question "Would you get Training Certificate at the end of Training?"

                  I already have a letter from them stating that I was hired as an employee and would be imparted training but not sure if they would actually give me another one mentioning specifically.

                  What do you (members & admin) suggest, should I ask them for a letter, if so then what should I get written in that?

                  I also had a talk with an attorney, he said that its never mandatory to show paystubs in 1st OPT coz unpaid employment is legal in that period.
                  Whats your take on it?

                  Really Appreciate your help.

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    All I know is if you are in Post-OPT then its not necessary to have payroll run against you. You can work as a volunteer. But you should be able to provide an evidence that you were working as a volunteer for more than 20hrs a week.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by touch.gold View Post
                      All I know is if you are in Post-OPT then its not necessary to have payroll run against you. You can work as a volunteer. But you should be able to provide an evidence that you were working as a volunteer for more than 20hrs a week.
                      I actually have an offer letter from them stating that I am their employee starting Aug'13, would that suffice?

                      I will inform them about my leaving their company too and will try and negotiate a letter stating that I worked there on unpaid basis.

                      btw, thanks for your reply

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gary11 View Post
                        I actually have an offer letter from them stating that I am their employee starting Aug'13, would that suffice?

                        I will inform them about my leaving their company too and will try and negotiate a letter stating that I worked there on unpaid basis.

                        btw, thanks for your reply
                        Ya that should be good. Ensure your employer mentions the job as full-time(40hrs or Part-time (20hrs) in the offer.

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