President Obama signed a bill into law on August 13 that includes an increase in fees for companies that employ professionals on H-1B and L visas.
There is an increase in fees by about $2,250 for L visas and by $2,000 for employees on H-1B visas, and applies to companies with 50 or more employees in the U.S. that have more than 50 percent of their U.S. workforce on H-1B or L visas.
The bill takes effect immediately and ends in September 2014.
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