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Global Pandemic Law Office Update (as of 04/01/2020)


We are in a time of crisis. The crisis is worldwide. This crisis is creating challenges everywhere. There is great concern about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and people throughout the U.S. and indeed throughout the world are quarantining at home to protect themselves, their family members, their co-workers and the community from the virus.

Employers are faced with a great many questions and problems as to their employees. Many employers have already closed their doors and laid off their workforce. Other employers are considering furloughs and lay-offs. Those that can do so are allowing employees to work from home. For some employers, work-from-home is not an option and, for their own financial survival, are facing the difficult task of reducing hours, reducing pay and/or terminating employees.

For employers of H-1 and other foreign workers, these issues are made even more complicated by the many labor- and immigration-related obligations associated with the employment of foreign workers in the U.S. The situation is changing day by day, and we will continue to closely monitor pronouncements and guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor, from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and from other federal agencies on these subjects.  Please continue to check our blogs at and our Facebook page for regular updates.

This is to confirm that we are under orders to remain closed. Although our office is closed, my dedicated team and I are working from home, with occasional stop-ins to pick up documents, check the mail, review and copy materials and submit cases to USCIS. The Law Office of Matthew I. Hirsch remains available to answer any questions, to respond to inquiries on pending matters, to take on new matters and to work on cases. Please forward questions to our e-mail accounts and we will do our best to provide timely responses.

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