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Employment Agreement – Need Legal help

Discussion in 'General HR issues' started by immitalent, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. immitalent

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    My 485 was filed back in January this year - At that time my employer (a consulting company based in NJ) asked me to sign an agreement which was absolutely ridiculous but I'd no other option as he wouldn’t file 485 unless I sign it – In that agreement it was mentioned that i'd to stick with him either 2 years from the date of agreement or 2 years after getting the GC whichever is longer.

    I'm in EB2 with priority date of April 2008 located in North Carolina. I've been working for a client on EVC model for the last 3 years and the client is offering full time position (i can take that position on July 15th as i would have completed 180 days by then) but as per my agreement i'm not supposed to do that. Also the agreement says if there is a Breach of contract then it will be fought in a NJ court as per that state law.

    I seek your advice/consultation as to how to go about in this scenario?
    Does this fall under your area (immigration) or something else?

    I've the copy of agreement with me.
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Your best bet is to consult a New Jersey employment law attorney to see if the agreement is legally binding. This really isn't an immigration law issue.
     
  3. immitalent

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    Re: Employment Agreement – Need Legal help

    Can you suggest one?

     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Sorry, I don't know of anyone I can recommend there. Ask your friends for a referral.
     
  5. immitalent

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    I checked with my friends who live in that area but couldn't get any recommendation from anyone. Since your circle is very big it would be great if you can get this information (employment law firm) in the NJ area. It really means a lot to me at this time.

     
  6. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    I'll see if I can find some names.
     
  7. immitalent

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    Thank you so much Ron.

     
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    Any update Ron?

    Sorry to keep bothering you

     
  9. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    No, I haven't been able to find anyone I can recommend.
     

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