What can be done to ensure continuity in the US after L1A max out?

By Feb 2015, i will max out on my L1A. My employer is not sponsoring for Green card. My employer says they can re-apply for L1 or H1 but I have to wait for an year after maxing out on my current L1A and before they can apply for a new visa. Is this wait period applicable even if I were to move to a new company that might to hire me in the US?

Once you max out the time, you have to spend 1 year outside US and reset the clock. The other option is to have green card filed either through current or a different employer.