Connie N. Bertram, co-head of Proskauer’s DC Labor and Employment practice and co-head of the Government Contractor Compliance and Relations Group, was interviewed by Human Resource Executive regarding the impact of the government shutdown on government contractors. Ms. Bertram highlighted the dilemma facing contractors who received a stop-work order and who employ foreign nationals in the United States. She explained that the issue for government contractors employing foreign nationals who are in the United States on work-based visas is whether to continue paying the foreign national or cease paying them and risk the validity of their work visa.
Please see the Government Contractor Compliance Group’s client alert for additional information regarding federal, state and local employment laws impacting the furlough of contractor employees as well as the Group’s guidance on navigating post-shutdown employment law issues for government contractors.
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