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Is it wrong to expect that they continue my current pay scale if they want me to continue to work for them from a different location due to an administrative mistake ? Nope, and you should tell them such. If I were you, I would rather leave to work for another company in my home country versus taking such an insulting low ball offer. They may be ...


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Talk to your manager, not HR. I've seen this happen before, including with an employee I managed. Not everyone wins the H1-B lottery and the best the company can do is to have you work remote in another country such as Canada for 12-18 months. After that period, you can be eligible for an L1 visa or similar, then come back to the United States. The pay ...


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The primary (if not only) alternative to US employment law you will have access to is simply a written employment contract, which both the employer and employee sign and thus agree to be bound by. These employment contracts are relatively common at higher-level positions, and are commonly used to define severance packages, minimum notice periods, the time ...


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Unfortunately, HR did not file paperwork on time, and my visa will expire in a month. Lesson learned here: NEVER let HR handle an immigration issue for you. I've seen departments even in otherwise well run companies that were impressively incompetent. You need to stay in the drivers seat and check and nag at least once a week. Is it wrong to expect that ...


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If you are used to UK employment law and are about to be employed by a US firm you are entering a very different world. The short summary of your new situation is that of the protections and benefits you are used to virtually none of them will exist. I strongly advise you to get an expert on your side (i.e. one not working for either the US or UK company). ...


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My only question would be, is there an ethical way not to disclose my disability or disclose it in such a way that it doesn't make the second party afraid of hiring me? In short, I would not disclose the information until you have to. Let the company get to know you first. Your best bet IMO is for them to actually meet you face to face first -- ...


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I read this first as a $35k pay cut going to India, which would have been unfortunate, but there is lower cost of living. But cutting down to $35k is insulting. And less than half the salary going to Canada is insulting both to you and all Canadians. I’d first talk to people who care about what you do, and not what you cost, like your manager and his ...


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Why the companies do not like to undergo with Visa sponsorship? It's added work, there are a lot of logistics involved and it's better to recruit locally for a lot of reasons when there are people available. Something as simple as supporting your country and educational institutes. Language barriers, different customs, cultures.... plenty of reasons. ...


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but I'm wondering if it makes sense to quit my job now and focus on job hunting. No, doing that is not something I would recommend. It's always better (as for higher chances) to job-hunt while still employed, so I suggest you start searching for a new job right now while you still have this current job (check this and this other posts that explains why) ...


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You are starting this question from the position of: Joe got promotion but Jane deserves it much more. How can she use that in an argument? In reality we should assume that promotion and demotion decisions are based not on "who deserves it" but on business needs and value to the company. I put quotes around "deserve" because that is your opinion and you ...


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"But this will blow up my chance of getting the job." If a company is not in a position to help you with a visa, then even if you get an interview, you won't pass; and you'll have wasted their time, and yours. For larger companies who have several employees on a visa, it won't be an issue. I recommend you put it in the cover letter.


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So far, existing answers have focused on the discrimination angle--which is correct and important. However, because you are applying for overseas jobs which will require a work permit or immigration visa, I have a different take on the answer. The Netherlands and New Zealand companies were rude, no question about it. They probably were discriminating ...


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The protections in the UK simply consist of a legal requirement that there be employment protections implicit in every employment contract. The absence of those protections in the US simply means that those protections are not implicit in every employment contract. This lack is no bar to having a contract in which they are explicit. That is, there is no ...


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To be honest, the biggest motivation for me, is the visa sponsorship. I think it would be a mistake - you want to use this as an opportunity to make the case as to why you want to work for this company and "well, I'm in it for the Visa" isn't particularly appealing. In much the same way as going to a singles event and saying "I'd love to marry you.....for a ...


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So the company told you that they would not pay the fee. It's not an open question, they already told you. You want to ask them if they could pay the fee. Even when you already know their answer. It's a free country, you can ask them. But they already told you they won't, why do you think they changed their minds? If I told somebody I will not pay for ...


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Is it wrong to expect that they continue my current pay scale if they want me to continue to work for them from a different location due to an administrative mistake ? Well the administrative mistake certainly does screw things up. I assume they are intending to pay you somewhere near the going rate in the country where you would reside. And I assume ...


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Question: should he add or not in his CV that he had 3 months of work experience in country R? I would NOT put this in writing anywhere and certainly not on the resume. While well intentioned it's still illegal and there may be serious consequences if the authorities find out. Penalty for these types of violations are often permanent or long term bans and ...


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I'm assuming you're speaking of the H-1B visa, based on the April-only points. The application period begins in April and there is a limit on the number of these visas that may be issued in a year. While technically these visas can be applied for throughout the year, there is a rule in place that stops applications from being accepted once the limit has ...


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Don't lie, but don't admit to doing anything illegal. Mention name of your employer and a short technical description of the project you've been working on, without mentioning your location. Working in country R for 90 days wouldn't be a huge plus anyway.


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If I were you, I'd focus on your second point. Companies aren't going to look far afield or offer relocation support if there are acceptable local candidates. Other than exploitative H-1B temp factories, entry-level relocation opportunities are generally limited to niche fields like petrochemical engineering where there's not a large talent pool overall. ...


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For this answer I will assume that "work visa from a European country" mean a visa issued by particular country allowing work in said country. The answer is NO. Each country has it's own visa policies and visa issued by one is valid only in the country of origin. The name Europe Employment Visa can be misleading but there is no Schengen work visa.


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Many countries have laws preventing discrimination on the basis of disability. You could have a legal case against the prospective employer if you can prove that discrimination has taken place. However, the other side of that is that many employers are therefore aware of the law and very aware of the repercussions should they be found guilty of ...


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Does this mean that I am being underpaid? Not necessarily. If any, it means that you negotiated a lower salary than you could have. You mention that you have been given the "standard" yearly raises (~4%), that is done to compensate for inflation, increased cost of living, etc.. If you perform well, and feel that you could be earning more, consider if it'...


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I worked as an expat in a large company for half a decade, and we had lot of colleagues abroad in one or more countries where often there were frequent problems with the work VISA (corruption, quotas, delays, periods of political tension/unrest and so on). When someone who had been promised a certain salary had to return temporarily for some months to ...


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The first thing you may want to consider is how much you want to live in the USA (and/or work at your current company). One thing to include in your calculation is that, if you return to India or move to Canada, quit your current job, and find a new one locally, you may not be able to transfer back to the USA so easily. You may wind up, for example, going ...


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This is a serious matter, you need to know the OFFICIAL requirements, which depend among other things on your citizenship. NEVER RELY ON NON GOVERNMENTAL INFORMATION SOURCES ! Always contact the respective authorities with immigration questions. Please look at the official website of the country you'd like to work / live in as well as the website of your ...


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First of all, in 2019 the minimum salary is 41,808 euro (http://www.bamf.de/EN/Infothek/FragenAntworten/BlaueKarteEU/blaue-karte-eu-node.html) Based on my experience, getting the approval takes at least 2 weeks, and it depends on the city, in big cities employees in the foreigners offices are very busy, so it might take much longer. Some sources (https://...


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You can mention it, but it will likely mean that you will not be considered for an interview.


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from https://www.eu-bluecard.com/validity/ You have the right to appeal for re-evaluation of your EU Blue Card permit status. The hosting states’ competent authorities will determine the court and the time where the appeal may take place. If you do not apply before the deadline, you will be rejected. So you should have the right to appeal the Blue Card ...


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As far as I know, in order to get a Blue Card in Germany you MUST have a bachelor degree where both the degree and institution where you got it are listed in the ANABIN Database. In case it doesn't, I see two options: 1 - You can try to get you degree validated through the ZAB. Takes a few weeks, requires a few documents and you have to pay. But if ...


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