Do I owe money to my employer for applying GC ?

New EGjC16
6d 13 Comments

I signed a repayment contract agreeing that I'll repay the costs of the GC process if I leave with in 2 years of the approval.
Currently, the process is still in first stage - "Started Advertising for my job role"
I think the entire process would cost around $10k ?

If I leave the company now, would they really ask me to repay all of it ? or since, the process is still in initial stage, would they ask only part of it ? if so, how much ?
Also, since the GC process is employer's responsibility, can they even ask me to repay ?

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  • Amazon Luciferr
    They'd make you pay all the lawyer fees. Easily at least 15k.
    6d 3
    • New EGjC16
      OP
      Really ? But the estimated cost for entire process was stated to be around $10k
      6d
    • Amazon Luciferr
      That's just for USCIS
      6d
    • New EGjC16
      OP
      The estimated range that they gave was $10 to $13k including everything (attorney and USCIS costs)
      6d
  • You signed a contract!!!

    You should ask whatever they spent on GC so far which is mostly lawyers fee.
    6d 2
    • New EGjC16
      OP
      One of the point on the agreement is "Employee is not responsible for paying or repaying any fees or costs associated th the Labour Certification Process".
      "Advertising for job role" is still part of Labour certification process. right ? If so, I dont owe them anything ?
      6d
    • No. LCA step is different from advertisement. You need to pay for that.

      One thing you can do is to ask your new company to pay for the GC thing to your current company
      6d
  • EPAM Systems mordekai
    It’s not allowed. Check this out
    6d 1
    • EPAM Systems mordekai
      I can’t upload images, DM me and I’ll share the info
      6d
  • Verizon Media / Eng
    coderninja

    Verizon Media Eng

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    Yahoo
    coderninjamore
    AFAIK the stage of the process does not matter. You will be asked to pay the entire amount.
    6d 1
    • New EGjC16
      OP
      One of the point on the agreement is "Employee is not responsible for paying or repaying any fees or costs associated th the Labour Certification Process".
      "Advertising for job role" is still part of Labour certification process. right ?
      6d
  • Expedia dxTT40
    It was around 2.5k with i140 approved.
    3d 0

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