The legal profession is one that always has to be rethinking strategies and embracing new ways of doing business. That’s what gives rise to the idea of law new, a concept that can be quite hard to pin down. In general, however, this term refers to the idea of offering legal services in ways that have not been a part of traditional law practice in the past. This typically involves working with underserved communities or coming up with strategies that are different from what would normally be found in a standard law office setting.
Introducing bills in Congress
Learn how laws are made in the United States. Each year, lawmakers introduce thousands of bills that could become law. Each bill goes through a process of research, discussion, changes and voting. If a bill passes through both chambers of Congress, it becomes a law.
Named after New York construction worker Carlos Moncayo, this bill creates criminal corporate liability for employers who cause the death or serious injury of workers at work.
Data breach notifications
This bill requires companies and government agencies that have suffered a data breach involving personal information to promptly disclose this information, including to affected persons and New York City agencies. It also adds a requirement that these entities must comply with New York City’s existing information security laws.