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Client is ending the contract with my company, gave me an unusual offer to work for them directly

Given my company doesn't mind dual employment and if I do decide to take it up, would it still be legal for an H1B to work in this arrangement? Most likely this is illegal unless the client does the ...
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Client is ending the contract with my company, gave me an unusual offer to work for them directly

I am going to only focus on this part of the question. Recently, at client's tech event, CEO (founder) of the client's company approached me directly and took me aside from people to talk about some &...
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Client is ending the contract with my company, gave me an unusual offer to work for them directly

This starts weird and ends up with so many red flags that I would tread very carefully here. In some countries, hiring contractors for very long periods (several years) is forbidden, and the client ...
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Mileage reimbursement advice

Is it appropriate to approach my boss about mileage reimbursement? Absolutely! What are the typical mileage reimbursement rates, and are there any standard forms or templates I could use? The IRS ...
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Client is ending the contract with my company, gave me an unusual offer to work for them directly

He said, I don't have to leave my xyz company, I can still be employed there and work on off hours for my client and that he will just deposit the salary straight to my offshore account in home ...
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Client is ending the contract with my company, gave me an unusual offer to work for them directly

Your biggest concern should be your H1B situation. While an H1B holder is allowed to own a business, they're not allowed to work in the business. See here. The client could pay you any way you can ...
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Mileage reimbursement advice

I wouldn't stress too much about asking your boss about mileage reimbursement. If they freak out, well, that might tell you something about the company anyway... Look up the standard mileage rates, ...
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Job offer USA without interview

Yes you were scammed. Consider it a tuition on learning to be more vigilant and it will pay itself back in a short time.
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If hourly worker refuses to finish task off the clock, can boss reduce hours?

People saying it depends if you are in an at-will/union state don't know US labor laws that well. That being said, exercising your rights under the FLSA does have a cost. Under the FLSA as an hourly ...
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Can i ask for compensation or I can i request unemployment?

The document that you posted says that non-exempt employees are required to clock out of the time keeping system whenever there are IT or computer issues that prevent these employees from working. ...
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Help me transition from academia (ongoing PhD) to industry

Is there a way I can obtain a work visa (H1B included) before I drop out of my PhD? Yes. You can file for H1B whole on an F1. One of the more difficult hurdles to clear is the lottery which is (by ...
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Help me transition from academia (ongoing PhD) to industry

You write that you are a first-year PhD student. So for a 3-yer program you would expect to get your PhD in the summer of 2026. You can definitely apply for jobs in spring 2026 expecting to start work ...
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If hourly worker refuses to finish task off the clock, can boss reduce hours?

Reducing an employee's hours because they refuse to work for free is possibly illegal. On the other hand, reducing their hours because they've shown themselves to be unreliable or incapable of ...
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Can i ask for compensation or I can i request unemployment?

Wages and salary aren't always the same thing. It is possible to be a full-time 40-hour-week employee but still be classified as getting hourly pay rather than a salary paid at specific amounts on ...
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If hourly worker refuses to finish task off the clock, can boss reduce hours?

can they retaliate by not giving more paid opportunities? Unless your contract states otherwise, you are not guaranteed "more paid opportunities". I'm sure your employer would never use the ...
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