How Does an Employee Qualify for L-1A Status?
The employee must have worked abroad full-time in a managerial or executive capacity for at least one continuous year out of the three years preceding the L-1A application. The company must demonstrate that after one year in the U.S., the employee will be involved principally in managerial or executive tasks (i.e. supervising the work of others, setting company strategy, negotiating on behalf of company, etc.).