2. You cannot work.
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You should wait for the EAD to work. Not sure what it means to be on payroll if you are not working.
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I agree with my colleagues.
You will not be considered to be in L-2 status until the I-539 is approved.
Merely having L-2 status does not authorize you to work. You must have an EAD approval on hand in order to work and the EAD can only be approved once you are in L-2 status.
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