Changing Employer

  • H-1B employment is employer, location, and position specific.
  • An H-1B employee who has H-1B status from one employer may not work for another employer unless the second employer has filed their own Form I-129 H-1B petition on behalf the employee (concurrent employment or change of employer).
  • Since there is no real 'grace period' in H-1B status, the employee should not resign from his or her position until the new employer's H-1B petition has been filed and receipted.

Changing Departments

Notify ISSS at ischolar@ucsc.edu if you will be changing departments.  We will evaluate if an amended petition is ncessary before you assume job duties with the new department.

Receiving Outside Payments

H-1B employees may receive payments or reimbursements for travel expenses associated with occasional speeches, lectures, conferences, or consultations at other insititutions, if these activities are incidental to H-1B employment. However, you cannot be paid an honararium, wage, salary, and may not derive monetary or material gain from these activities. Please contact ISSS if you have any questions.