Law new refers to any legal practice that is different from the typical methods used in traditional legal firms. This may include a method of offering legal services, such as utilizing a non-traditional fee structure or using technology to deliver legal services in a way that is less expensive than traditional methods. It also can refer to a field of law that has not been fully established and has yet to find its footing.
This is an important time to be focusing on law new and making sure that your firm is taking advantage of every opportunity available to it. In the future, law new will likely have a greater impact on the business of the legal profession than ever before. Those firms that can recognize the potential for this type of practice and embrace it will be well ahead of the curve.
The Pay Transparency Law – Governor Kathy Hochul today proclaimed the effective date of a landmark law that requires businesses with four or more employees to provide compensation ranges in job advertisements, a critical first step towards closing the gender wage gap and fostering transparency in the workplace. The NYSDOL will enforce this law vigorously, and individuals are encouraged to file complaints if they notice that a business is not complying with the law.
A new report by the New York State Department of Labor finds that women in the State earn 88.2 cents for every dollar earned by men, a figure that was first published in 2021. This is a significant drop from the previous year’s figure of 96.7 cents, and highlights that New York State continues to have one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country.
SS 205 – Personal information disclosures; access to personal information by the public
This law would require City agencies to disclose to affected individuals whenever there is a breach of security involving their personal information and the agency believes that such personal information has been accessed, disclosed or otherwise used without authorization by an unauthorized person. It would also amend the City’s existing data breach notification laws to make them more consistent with State law.
The Office of Information Technology Services will serve as the electronic facilitator for this law and administer it. It will have the authority, duties and responsibilities set forth in this section and will seek the advice of public, private and other entities as the electronic facilitator determines to be appropriate. In addition, the electronic facilitator will be responsible for implementing rules and regulations in accordance with this article.