Changes in Employment
Any changes in employment conditions for H-1B holders must be reported to the Office of Legal Affairs before they occur. There are times when the only documentation needed is to update the H-1B employee's file. Other times it could require the filing of an amended H-1B petition with USCIS before the change can be occur. In the event an amended petition is required, the Office of Legal Affairs must be in possession of the Receipt Notice before the change in employment conditions can go into effect.
A change in employment conditions occur under the following circumstances: lateral transfer; promotion; change in job title; or early termination.
Early termination is defined as cessation of employment more than 30 days before the end date listed on the I-797 Approval Notice. Georgia College has a legal obligation to notify USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) as soon as an employee is terminated if that termination occurs more than 30 days prior to the end date on the H-1B approval notice. The international employee's supervisor must contact the Office of Legal Affairs in writing as soon as a termination decision has been made. The supervisor should complete the Early Termination Notification form and submit to email@example.com. The Office of Legal Affairs will contact USCIS to cancel the remaining period of the approved H-1B petition.
Early Termination Notification (pdf)
Please Note: If termination is initiated by the university AND the individual is returning to his/her home country, the university must provide evidence that they have paid for the cost of return transportation to the home country.