Effective August 14, 2010, a new law imposes a significant fee increase for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners. This new law will not affect the majority of employers of foreign workers. However, for those employers who have (1) more than 50 employees and (2) more than 50% of their employees working on H-1B, L-1 or L-2 visas, the law requires that for initial grants of nonimmigrant status and for change of employer cases the employer must pay an additional $2,000 fee for an H-1B case and an additional $2,250 for an L-1 petition. We strongly recommend that employers consult with counsel regarding the applicability of this new law, as most companies will not be subject to this fee increase.