Q: Is the below ask for damages for valid for H1B person. It was signed when I was in my country
State of New Jersey Jurisdiction. The Employee acknowledges the time, efforts and resources the Company has and agrees to expend in Jurisdiction Employee. Employee understands that the Company is depending on the Employee to work on in-house or various Company projects and that the Company will suffer damages if Employee terminates the employment prior to the Term Date or Termination Date. Employee acknowledges the time, effort and resources that the Company expended in recruiting Employee and the time Company will expend in assigning projects or assignments, and the damage that will result to the Company's business in the event that Employee fails to appear for his employment, report to a Company designated assignment or project or complete the term of this Agreement. In the event Employee fails to appear for his employment, report to a Company designated assignment or project or complete the term of this Agreement by terminating before the Term Date or Termination Date,
The answer to this question would partly depend on the US state which governs employment and that states common or statutory rules on recouping liquated damages to which the US immigration law defers.
This is meant to set you on the right track, and not as comprehensive legal advise.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
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