Hi, I came to onsite through IBM India on L1 Visa. I recently got my H1B done through some other employer and resigned from IBM India here in US. IBM asked me to server 60 days notice period or pay $5500 penalty.I didn’t server 60 day notice period and quit. They have forwarded my case to a collection agency which is calling me to pay $5500. This clause of serving 60 day notice period or $5500 penalty was mentioned in my offer letter which I got when i came to onsite.
There is no way one can server 60 day notice period because once you get your H1B approved you can’t work on L1 anymore. You can’t even resign till your H1B is approved. This is a trap and employee has no option but to quit without serving 60 day notice period
Just want to know if these types of demands are valid in US? Should i file a complain with USCIS or department of labor ?
Senior members please suggest
Thanks in advace