Government Shutdown – Impact on Immigration Matters

1. Our employees are deployed at government sites. Are we still obliged to pay the H-1 wage? 2. Can we ask such employees to use their paid leave?

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ANSWER: 

A1. Yes. In my view, that obligation continues unabated.

A2. No. If the employees voluntarily wish to do so for their convenience, I feel that would be legal. But the employer may not force employees to do so.

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