I work as a computer consultant for large scale businesses and usually earn a good living with it.
I switched to an E2 visa as soon as I become an independent contractor and originally my earnings were good enough to sustain me on this basis.
But right now business is extremely slow (no recovery in sight here) and so I'm eager for every project which comes along my way.
Right now I'm being overed a 4 weeks gig in Florida which would pay me enough to get me through this rough spot.
But because of the short duration the agency is only willing to hire me on a W2 basis, and last thing I remember W2 is an "employee" based work form.
Thus I'm afraid I might run awfoul of US immigration/visa law if I'd accept a W2 based work arrangement with my E-2 visa.
This is a real bummer for me, as I'd be the perfect fit for this project, but with E-verify and the current "alien hysteria" going on, I don't want to end up in a world of hurt because I strayed from the purity of 1099 based work arrangements.
Anybody know what the legal details here are and if there is any chance for me to grab this position after all?