I'm currently working with a company on F1. Changing my status to L2 in next couple of months.
My employer is asking me to be employed but will stop my payroll for the time when I'll be on L2 without EAD. Once I get L2-EAD has assured that the payroll will be resumed.
1) Is it legal to be employed with a stopped payroll when on L2 "but without EAD" ? This means, I'll be working without a pay or will avail unpaid leaves.
2) Is resigning, once on L2, and then joining in as a new employee after getting an EAD an ideal way?