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Cyrus D. Mehta on Matter of Z-A-: Recognizing the Global Role of the L-1A Manager
Posted on 9 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, May 9, 2016 - "Despite the shrill rejection of globalization in the current presidential election cycle, the Appeals Administrative Office (AAO) has thankfully bucked the trend. It recently designated Matter of Z-A- Inc . as an “Adopted... Read More

Tags: l-1a , z-a- , mehta , AAO , manager , global

AAO L-1A New Office Manager Victory
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While the beneficiary is required to apply his business expertise in carrying out his job duties and perform some operational or administrative tasks, the petitioner has established by a preponderance of the evidence that the majority of the day... Read More

An oldie but a goodie: Matter of Irish Dairy Board (AAU, Nov. 16, 1989)
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Can the sole employee of a company be classified as a "manager" or "executive?" In an unpublished decision in 1989 the AAU answered, "Yes." [Thanks to BIB Editorial Board member Naomi Schorr for providing a copy!] Read More

AAO Adopted Decision on L-1A Essential Function Manager: Matter of Z-A-, Inc.
Posted on 21 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Z-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2016-02 (AAO Apr. 14, 2016) [1] - (1) While an L-1A function manager may use his or her business expertise to perform some operational or administrative tasks, he or she primarily must manage an essential function... Read More

AAO Sec. 203(b)(1)(C) Victory/Remand...5 Years Later!
Posted on 5 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The petitioner was incorporated in 1997 in the State of Illinois. It is engaged in ground transportation services. The petitioner seeks to classify the beneficiary as an employment-based immigrant pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(C) of the Immigration... Read More