L2 EAD - 'Leave Without Pay' allowed during gap in 2 EAD's

Hello Experts,

I am on L2 EAD with Visa Date = EAD Date = 06/19/2014. I am working full time with a company.
We have applied for our visa extension which will take 1 month to arrive and 2 months for EAD renewal after we get our extended I94 (hopefully everything goes well).
Can I remain on '[b]Leave without Pay' [/b]during these 2-3 months? Is it legal to continue with the full time employment and not getting paid during the gap of both EAD's? Please suggest.