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Harry Tan
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Joined: Jan 19, 2005
Posts: 26
Hi,

I've just got an offer from an agent in US to process H1B visa. But there is 1 year bond which I have to accept. Is this type of bond common and acceptable? If I don't like to work them within less than 1 year and quit, what would they do?
And has anyone heard of DATEC?

EMPLOYEE agrees that for a period of One year from the beginning of EMPLOYEE�s first assignment from DATEC in the United States for any reason without having received the prior written consent of DATEC, EMPLOYEE shall not either negotiate or contract for employment either directly or indirectly as an individual, partner, corporation, officer of a corporation, consultant or in any capacity whatsoever with any other party, person or entity. EMPLOYEE agrees that if Employee's employment terminates with DATEC for any reason, (whether voluntary or involuntary termination), within 12 months of the first day of assignment with DATEC; then, upon demand of DATEC, Employee shall immediately reimburse DATEC the amount of $10,000.00 to recover expenses incurred for relocation, Visa filing fees, recruitment expenses and potential loss of opportunity.
Arnab karmakar
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 46
Hi ,

Can u give me information about that consultant.
It would be of gr8 help.

THnakz
Arnab
Shipra Verma
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Joined: Oct 11, 2005
Posts: 116
I would recommend you to stay away from such "Agents"


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Anand Prabhu
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Joined: Dec 19, 2003
Posts: 299
Originally posted by Harry Tan:
Hi,

I've just got an offer from an agent in US to process H1B visa. But there is 1 year bond which I have to accept. Is this type of bond common and acceptable? If I don't like to work them within less than 1 year and quit, what would they do?
And has anyone heard of DATEC?



I don't know how common it is but I have heard quite a lot about these bonds. If you quit, they can file a suit against you but that would depend how they view the situation and if it makes sense for them to go after you.


EMPLOYEE agrees that if Employee's employment terminates with DATEC for any reason, (whether voluntary or involuntary termination), within 12 months of the first day of assignment with DATEC; then, upon demand of DATEC, Employee shall immediately reimburse DATEC the amount of $10,000.00 to recover expenses incurred for relocation, Visa filing fees, recruitment expenses and potential loss of opportunity.

Now, read this carefully. How frivolously this has been worded. Doesn't look like a professional company to me. They are stating that even if they terminate your employment, you are liable to pay them $10,000. This is a big sum. Please clarify these fine points before you jump at any offer.
Rajeev Ravindran
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 455
1 or 2 year bond are quite common, i would say go ahead with it if you find the offer good !

Thanks,
ak pillai
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Joined: Feb 11, 2006
Posts: 288
1 year bond is not too bad to get a foot in the US market.

All the best.


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