As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and companies adapt to changing economic conditions, many employers are reevaluating their workforce needs. For US employers of foreign nationals, potential workforce adjustments raise questions about legal obligations under immigration law.
These FAQs provide information on workforce strategies such as pay reductions, reduced hours, compensation deferments, leaves of absence, furloughs, layoffs, terminations, sponsorship cancellations, and other steps that employers of foreign nationals may be considering during this time. A caveat: the guidelines in this article are not legal advice. Employers should seek legal guidance to address their specific concerns.
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