I am on H1B and, when I joined my current employer, I agreed to provide 4-weeks’ notice if I was going to move to a new employer. I get a job offer that wants me to start in 2 weeks. If I do not give the full 4-weeks’ notice, would that be a violation of my H1B status?


There is no requirement under immigration law to provide notice before moving to a new H1B employer. If there is a contract between the employer and the H1B worker, a breach of contract generally would be a civil matter – not viewed as a violation of H1B status. (06.Mar.2024)

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