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I am on H1B with company A working 40 hrs/week. I got another offer with company B where I need to work weekends and few nights for about 40 hrs/week. Can I have 2 fulltime H1b from 2 companies and be on fulltime payroll form both the companies. Is this legal. Please suggest. Thank you.

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It is possible by having a concurrent H1B. But in my case the concurrent H1B is for a part time job but according to my attorney, it is possible to have two H1Bs and can work 40Hrs on each.
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Hello,

I am on H1B with company A working 40 hrs/week. I got another offer with company B where I need to work weekends and few nights for about 40 hrs/week. Can I have 2 fulltime H1b from 2 companies and be on fulltime payroll form both the companies. Is this legal. Please suggest. Thank you.
If you work 2 fulltime jobs, when will you sleep and eat? What if your Job A requires extra work hours at times and that is common when working on important assignments.

I think your total hours need to be 'reasonable' when applying for H1B.

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I am on H1B with company A working 40 hrs/week. I got another offer with company B where I need to work weekends and few nights for about 40 hrs/week. Can I have 2 fulltime H1b from 2 companies and be on fulltime payroll form both the companies. Is this legal. Please suggest. Thank you.
Now this is double dhamaka..

Here native ppl are already crying that H1B are taking away job..now you are taking away 2 jobs..

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As a H1 employee, you should have concurrent H1 approved to work in 2 different companies. If h1 is independently applied by two employers are not considered as concurrent H1. You need to justify the hours when you (employer) apply for concurrent H1B with INS. It can vary between 5-20 hours. If it exceeds, I doubt that you may even get concurrent H1 approval.

Do you have concurrent H1B approved by 2 employers for fulltime?
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Hello,

I am on H1B with company A working 40 hrs/week. I got another offer with company B where I need to work weekends and few nights for about 40 hrs/week. Can I have 2 fulltime H1b from 2 companies and be on fulltime payroll form both the companies. Is this legal. Please suggest. Thank you.
Legally, you can have only one FULLTIME job. The second H1 needs to be a concurrent H1. For a concurrent H1 ( which is considered as a part time job ) , I believe you need to give a range of hours you may be working. I know of cases where 30+ hours on the concurrent H1 got approved and there were no issues. So, based on what I know and in my opinion, you should be good to go. Just remember to file the second H1 as concurrent and make sure you provide a range of hours instead of fixed hours.

Finally, Congratulations on your second job offer.
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If you work 2 fulltime jobs, when will you sleep and eat? What if your Job A requires extra work hours at times and that is common when working on important assignments.

I think your total hours need to be 'reasonable' when applying for H1B.

Consult an attorney for a correct legal answer.
Its pretty common in certain area and certain fields to work 80+ hrs every week. Although not always do you get paid for it :-)

Also, if he is single, it wont be too hard for him to pull this off -- will he have a social life along with it - I dont know and dont want to speculate either :-)
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Its pretty common in certain area and certain fields to work 80+ hrs every week. Although not always do you get paid for it :-)

Also, if he is single, it wont be too hard for him to pull this off -- will he have a social life along with it - I dont know and dont want to speculate either :-)
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As long as it is physically possible yes you can do file the other h-1 as full time concurrent. Many people do work 80hrs a week.
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I am on H1B with company A working 40 hrs/week. I got another offer with company B where I need to work weekends and few nights for about 40 hrs/week. Can I have 2 fulltime H1b from 2 companies and be on fulltime payroll form both the companies. Is this legal. Please suggest. Thank you.
dont be too greedy dont u have a life other than work
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