You cannot accept employment in the US without valid EAD or a Visa.
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To be able to work in the US, you must either have a valid EAD or be in valid immigration status that allows work. The earliest that will be able to work on an H-1B is October 1.
Your employer needs to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise them, and handle the case. Your employer can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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What would be your opinion? If you work without authorization, is it OK? If you need to work you can ask for the exceptional circumstances EAD. If granted, you would be able to work until you get your H1B "activated".
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