On 2007 I came to US(1st time) in L1 and worked for 6 months (on that time I got SSN). Then 2008 I went to India and got married and entered USA(2nd time) on H4 visa. Now 2013 I applied for H1 and got it and its valid till OCT 2016. From OCT 1st I am searching for jobs but due to my long gap I am struggling a lot. Also I signed a contract for 12 months with my consultant and If I need to break it, then I need to pay $5000. But to my surprise we (my husband and me) got EAD card last week which is valid till 2014. My questions are, 1) If I search through my consultant its 70:30 on my hourly pay and also he did not have clients in California, so he is asking me to move to east coast. Now can I search a job with my EAD? 2) What about my contract, becoz I signed and gave them? Can I break the bond? Will there be any legal issues? Please answer.