nursing agency contract

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    Hi, I would like to ask about cancelling contract with a nursing agency.

    I have a california RN license, no work permit. I made a contract with an agency more than 1 year ago.
    Yes, I signed for some contracts. Yet, because of this retrogression, they haven't done anything of course.
    Is there anyway that I can cancel this contract without paying stupid 20,000 dollars penalty??

    Now I know that's how they make money, but this contract never expires, and I am not a native English speaker, and even I feel that I am threatened that I can't work anywhere else since they have my license copy.

    I got married so that I can get a work permit soon. I just want to start working in comfortable situation.
    Thanks.
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    Retrogression was ongoing before you signed your contract and must have been aware that things may not change especially in a year. Unfortunately you signed the contract so really need to talk to them about ways of cancelling it.


    Moved to the International forum
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    Hello hime17, i am in the exact situation as you are but believe me i don't ever worry about that. I signed a 3 year contract with an agency here in new york but that was before i passed the Nclex and they had agreed to help with the green card sponsoring but now i'm married to a citizen, i am awaiting my work permit. I don't think of them again, they didn't do anything for me. I need a job in the meantime while i'm awaiting my work permit.
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    So Hime? You got married so you could get a work permit? Did you get here on a K1 visa? Usually when you get married and come on one of those visas, they will investigate you for several years to make sure that you didn't get married for the wrong reasons. Just a heads up, and good luck on your search
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    Quote from sachi2
    Hello hime17, i am in the exact situation as you are but believe me i don't ever worry about that. I signed a 3 year contract with an agency here in new york but that was before i passed the Nclex and they had agreed to help with the green card sponsoring but now i'm married to a citizen, i am awaiting my work permit. I don't think of them again, they didn't do anything for me. I need a job in the meantime while i'm awaiting my work permit.
    If you signed a contract they can hold you legally to it, they can get a judgement and have your wages go directly to them. You can not just walk away from a contract.
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    You might not be interested in them anymore, but they will be interested in you, if you signed a contract! You owe them money big time.

    5cats
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    Thank you for the replay. I was too confused when I signed,
    but I just wanted to do anything I could do at that time.
    :zzzzz
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    You need to have a lawyer look at it, it does not excuse you from your legal obligation or you will be sorry and your new husband won't be happy when you have to pay back the fees you contracted.
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    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    So Hime? You got married so you could get a work permit? Did you get here on a K1 visa? Usually when you get married and come on one of those visas, they will investigate you for several years to make sure that you didn't get married for the wrong reasons. Just a heads up, and good luck on your search
    It's a bit rude,what you're trying to insinuate. Aside from the fact that it's off topic. I wonder what moderators will say about this.
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    Quote from hime17
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    I got married so that I can get a work permit soon. I just want to start working in comfortable situation.
    Thanks.

    These are the words of the OP. What is objectionable?


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