The practice of law is an ever-evolving endeavor. What works one quarter may not work the next, and lawyers are constantly challenged to find new ways of doing business that will benefit clients. This has led to the rise of what is called “new law.” Though this term is difficult to define, it generally means that legal firms are focusing on new forms of work that have not been traditionally part of their scope of services. Often, these include working with underserved communities or developing strategies that help clients in areas that are not the primary focus of their law firms. Regardless of what it is, this form of law can be an extremely valuable part of any firm’s strategy, and those who wish to maximize their growth should understand how this practice area works.
A summary of newly enacted laws, vetoed bills and some proposals that did not pass into law during a legislative session. You can filter the laws by year or switch the year on the fly.
Local Law 13 of 2022 requires City agencies to provide notice to employees and job applicants regarding the availability of student loan forgiveness programs. NYC Rules changes include penalty schedules for violations related to keeping or selling force-fed animals and open captioning in motion picture theaters, and automated employment decision tools. NYC Rules changes also add a licensing requirement for construction labor providers and repeal an existing subchapter in the Administrative Code relating to third-party food delivery services. Read Rule.