When I joined my previous H1B employer, part of my employment contract included a non-compete clause. I recently moved to a new H1B employer. I do not believe I am violating the non-compete agreement, but my prior employer says that I am and is threatening to get my H1B canceled. What should I do?


Whether you are in breach of this non-compete agreement – and whether the agreement is even enforceable – would be based on state law, not U.S. immigration law. So, you may wish to speak with an employment attorney licensed in your state. Regardless, though, your employer has no ability to cancel your H1B with this new employer. (04.Jan.2023)

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