New Law For Lawyers

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In the legal profession, it’s important to keep an eye on new ideas at every turn. A new trend could help you attract more clients, expand your practice or just improve the way you do business. This is why some law firms have focused on a type of law called “new law.” Although it can be hard to define, this area of practice involves working with underserved communities, finding new ways to reach clients and developing strategies that have never been part of the standard practice of law.

While new law may only be a small segment of the entire practice, it is one that’s growing rapidly and deserves close attention. It also may provide a way for your firm to find a different source of revenue or growth. As such, it’s something all lawyers should consider if they want to remain competitive in the future.

A Local Law to amend the Charter and Administrative Code of the City of New York to change the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, establish the Office of Labor Standards and the Division of Paid Care as offices within the Department, and update other agency nomenclature.

This bill would require an employer that provides a paid safe leave benefit for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and other specified crimes to provide notice of the terms and conditions of the benefit to affected employees.

A local law to authorize the City’s Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs to seek restitution on behalf of consumers and workers related to any law under the jurisdiction of the Department.

The New Laws, also known as the Leyes Nuevas, were a series of reforms promulgated by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and his successors in 1542 to regulate relations between Spain and the indigenous peoples of the New World. They were widely viewed as the first humanitarian laws in the New World and, despite opposition by some encomenderos, ultimately resulted in the freedom of thousands of indigenous people from a state of semi-slavery.

This bill would expand the number of permits for street vendors by requiring a supervisory licensee to be present at all times when operating a pushcart, and by creating a dedicated vending law enforcement unit. It also requires that a vendor submit proof of insurance coverage and obtain a permit before placing any advertisements in any media. It also prohibits the refusal of a food establishment to accept payment in cash. This bill is effective immediately.