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An oldie but a goodie: Matter of Irish Dairy Board (AAU, Nov. 16, 1989)

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 In an unpublished decision in 1989 the AAU answered, "Yes."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!]

AAO Sec. 203(b)(1)(C) Victory/Remand...5 Years Later!

"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 and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. §...

AAO L-1A New Office Manager Victory

"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-to-day non-managerial tasks associated with the function...

AAO Adopted Decision on L-1A Essential Function Manager: Matter of Z-A-, Inc.

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. (2) To determine whether a beneficiary’s...

Cyrus D. Mehta on Matter of Z-A-: Recognizing the Global Role of the L-1A Manager

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 Decision, “which means that such...