My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
I came to US on H4 and got my H1B in Jan 2012 through a consultancy.
It has been close to 4 months since I have started working with them on contract projects in US - California.
I have got a very good full-time offer from a big Indian company(Eg: Infosys, Satyam...) in US and would like to shift.
But currently I have signed an Agreement with my Employer and it states the following:
If Employee terminates employment voluntarily prior to the completion of at least twenty-four months of employment, Employee agrees to repay in full all advances paid by the Company or reimbursed to Employee or to any third party by the company and Employee authorizes the Company to deduct and withhold such repayment in full
from any compensation or other amounts otherwise owed or payable to Employee.
Is it ok to break this agreement and join Indian company which is also in California.
What are the repercussions? How much maximum amount and for what all can they charge me?
I have not got my H1B stamped and want to shift to big Indian Company very badly before I go to India for stamping.
It is very urgent and kindly give me your valuable suggestions asap.
Thanks in advance.