I am a physical therapist on H1b with a Homecare Company A since 2016. Recently I was transferred to a different branch (my work area/counties remained same as LCA) within the same Company A. However, the new branch functions under a different entity name Company B (EIN) and I got 3 paystubs with a Company B name. Both Companies are part of same corporation and does business under same name. My i94 is valid till Feb 2019. I need to explore my options to fix this. Any advise is appreciated.
Sounds like a franchise activity. For example McDonald’s USA will be your visa sponsor but you might work at KD Food corporation which is also a McDonald’s location but operated by Mr. KD. Why do you feel a change is needed? You will get paid by the EIN owner because that’s the location you’re working at. The State will have a DBA document available that shows that all entities are governed by same franchise.
Thank you for the info. I was told that H1B employee cannot take paystub from the Entity with a different EIN number that was not approved in a 797 receipt. The State does have a DBA document available that shows all entities are governed by same franchise. However, my employer is suggesting to file an amendment petition with an extension and then I go to home country for a consular processing and re-enter United States with a new visa stamp.
My question is, Is it necessary to go for a consular processing right away if I have not really violated my status by inadvertently working for this entity?
Consular processing is needed only when you travel and not to validate a visa class
Thank you. My employer attorney is suggesting that I go for stamping immediately after extension approval.
I am in the same situation right now. I searched my problem and your question came up. I have exactly same problem. I am a PT working for a home health company and they switch branches under different EIN number. Now I got 6 pay stub already under different EIN number and my extension is due soon. Attorney told me its a H1b violation and I may have to go back to India to get it stamped. With all the Covid restrictions, its a hard situation for me to go back to India and get it stamped. I want to know what happened in your case? Please help me out here. Thanks
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I am in a same situation rightnow. Can you please let me know how it was fixed or how did you go for extension?