I am currently on L1B visa with Company A (expires on 17th Sep 2010). Same company A applied for COS to H1B in April and it was approved in May. The COS starts from 1st October as per the approval notice. This means there is a gap of 13 days in between COS. I got my COS approval with the I-94 in the approval form at the bottom. In order to avoid any issues my company applied for L1 extension also in June but the result is pending. Two questions -
1. Can I work for my employer for the 13 days if my L1 is pending or not approved?
2. Can I stay in the country for those 13 days if my case is pending or not approved?
I know that my status will automatically change to H1 on Oct 1. But I am concerned about the 13 interim days if L1 status is pending or not approved.