Your employer could have only filed a 7th year H-1B extension on your behalf had your PERM application been pending for at least 365 days PRIOR to your H-1B's expiration date, which unfortunately is not the case here.
Consequently, you will have to remain in abroad one full year before having an employer apply for a new 3 year H-1B period on your behalf. Your PERM and hopefully future I-140 immigrant petition will continue unaffected by your being abroad.
Also, in the H-1B category "dual intent" is recognized, thus you will not need to be concerned with "immigrant intent" issues when applying for an H-1B consular visa stamp in the future..
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No. No luck. They filed too late for you.
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This doesn't look good.
Schedule a meeting with the company's immigration lawyer, not a non-lawyer in HR ... you may need to go home.
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What I understand is that they may seek to recapture time outside the U.S. and seek 7th year extension.
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