My OPT will expire on March 31st, 2009. My employer plans on sending in the application for H1-B on April 1st, 2009. Due to the
cirumstances where my OPT will have expired, I must stop working on that day.
My question is: Am I able to return to work under cap-gap once I receive a notification from the USCIS saying my H1B is approved? Or do I have to wait until October 1st to go back to work?
I cannot apply for an extension because I do not have a STEM degree.
I have heard mixed reponses to these questions from my school, employer, and attorneys, so I am unsure as to what the correct answer is. Can you please respond to this question? Thank you!