What Is Law New?
The legal world is a constant state of change. What worked one year may not work the next, so it is important to keep up with the latest developments. One way to do that is to look at “law new.” Law new is an approach to delivering legal services that is different than the traditional practice of law. It involves using new technologies, offering services to underserved communities and creating strategies that have never been a part of standard legal practice in the past.
It is not easy to define law new, but it is usually used to describe a field of legal practice that has its own separate leadership and staffing structure from a traditional law firm. It may also include the use of alternative fee structures. Law new is generally seen as a means of benefiting clients while at the same time generating revenue and adding value for the law firm.
New York State has passed legislation requiring that employers with five or more employees and net income of $1 million or more provide paid sick leave. The new law is a welcome addition to the existing laws that allow workers to take sick time without pay for health-related reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
A California law makes it illegal for stores to charge higher prices on products such as shampoo that is marketed to women. Proponents hope the measure will end what they call the “pink tax” and help close the gender pay gap in the workplace.
Learn about the process by which a new law is created. A proposal is developed by the Government and then submitted to Cabinet for approval. If approved, the text is drafted as a bill and passed by Parliament. After a period of time, the bill becomes law, often after it has been amended by the Senate and House of Representatives. The law is then published and made available to the public. New laws can be found in the New York Statutes, New York Consolidated Laws and decisions of courts that interpret the law.