Multinational executives and managers are exempt from the labor certification requirement. To be admitted as an immigrant, a multinational executive or manager must have been employed in a managerial or executive or executive capacity for at least one out of the past three years. The past employment must be with the same employer, an affiliate, a parent or a subsidiary. The petitioning employer must have been doing business in the U.S. for at least one year.
To qualify as an executive, the worker must:
a) direct the management of the organization or a major component or function of the organization;
b) establish the goals and policies of the organization, component or function;
c) exercise wide latitude in discretionary decision making; and
d) receive only general supervision from higher level executives, the board of directors, or stockholders of the organization.
To qualify as a manager, the worker must:
a) manage the organization, or a department, subdivision, function, or component of the organization;
b) supervise and control the work of other supervisory, professional, or managerial employees, or manages an essential function within the organization, or a department or subdivision of the organization;
c) have the authority to hire and fire supervised employees, or recommend them for promotion or other personnel action, or (if there are no immediate reports) function at a senior level within the organizational hierarchy; and
d) exercise direction over the day to day operations of the activity or function over which the worker has authority.
If you believe you qualify for Executive or management status, The Law Office of Paul B. Christensen will be pleased to assist you and your employer in the petitioning process.