H1B Visa pending after start date in the application

Hello All,

I am currently working on a valid OPT which will expire on 31st May, 2013. My employer has filed for my H1B visa in June, 2012 with a start date of 1st October, 2012. My visa status still shows Initial Review.

Can I keep working after 1st October (while waiting for H1B response) on my OPT as it is valid till 31st May, 2013. Does it matter if I do not hear anything from USCIS before 1st October even though the visa start date on my application is 1st October?

Thank You

Yes, you can continue working until your OPT expires.