I am facing challenges from my previous employer. Recently I changed my job from Employer A to Employer B.
My I-140 is approved from company A and its been more then 180 days.Company B has initiated H1 transfer received receipt notice
1 month ago and waiting for approval.
My previous employer deducted half of my monthly salary and put deduction under loan in salary sleep. I never took any loan from him or never signed any document. Previously he asked me to pay all H1b expenses in email which i refused and seems like he has deducted amount as retaliation of my resignation.
1)Can he take bonus back as loan(deduction he mentioned in salary slip as loan) from my salary which was given to me in 2016 and 2017? if he can then I don’t have anything to claim.
2) What are my legal options considering I never took any loans? is it worth fighting him considering my H1b status and can he harm me with my status or application (which he intend to do as he said in 1 to 1 meeting) ?
3) Can he withdraw my I-140 if I try to challenge him? what can be effect on my status if he withdraws I-140 ?
4)If i approach attorney and if we successful proving employer’s fault , can we cover the attorney expense from him?