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With the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S., employers have had to face unprecedented issues impacting continued business operations. As time passes, some employers in those states have returned to the office, while others have continued remote work. COVID-19 has also posed challenges to the profitability and continued operations of many businesses, resulting in furloughs, reduced work hours, reduced wages, or layoffs.  Employers should be aware that the decisions they make regarding their continued business operations may have an impact on their foreign national workforce, as well as their corresponding obligations with various government agencies including the Department of Labor (DOL), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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