1. Can an H-4 EAD person open a small business like ice cream shop as part time?
2. Also can h1b spouse support the maintenance of the business without taking any remuneration. Is it legal and allowed?
1. With a H-4 EAD, you can do anything you like. You can work, you can choose not work, you can start your own business, you can work three hours a day, you can work ten hours a day, you can work eighteen hours a day.
2. I am a little uncomfortable with that. Normally it should not be a problem as a volunteer activity, but there are two problems here.
a. the ice cream business is a for-profit business under the Fair Labor Standards Act, they cannot take free work.
b. this might be a violation of your status because it is giving you a benefit directly or indirectly. I think it is a difficult situation. She can do what she wants. You should not work for her. More
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