On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees. Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 requires the submission of an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after Aug. 14, 2010, and will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2014. These additional fees apply only to petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the United States with more than 50 percent of their employees in the United States in H-1B or L (including L-1A, L-1B and L-2) nonimmigrant status. It is likely that only a very small number of U.S. employers will have to pay the new fees. To avoid confusion and rejections in the mail room at USCIS, we think it would be useful to mark petitions with the words: [ADDITIONAL H-1B/L-1 FEE UNDER PUBLIC LAW 111-230 NOT REQUIRED].