As lawyers try to keep up with the changing legal landscape, it is important that they remain open to new ideas at every turn. A number of trends are emerging that can help them better serve their clients and boost firm revenue. One such practice is law new, which focuses on innovative ways to provide legal services that can benefit clients in unique ways. It can involve working with underserved communities, finding different methods to reach clients or creating strategies that may have not been a part of traditional law practice in the past.
Pay Transparency Law
A new law will make it easier for job seekers to find out how much a position pays, helping to close the gender wage gap. The bill will require employers to include salary ranges in job advertisements, and employees will be able to file complaints when companies fail to do so. This legislation builds on the existing laws that require employers to provide paid sick leave and prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, race or religion.
Ending Gender Bias in Prices
Shoppers have probably noticed that some products marketed to women cost more than very similar versions marketed to men. This is called the “pink tax” and it is a form of gender bias that is illegal under this new law. The bill will prohibit retailers from charging different prices for the same product based on gender, making this an important step in the fight to eliminate the wage gap.
Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
A new City law will require local government agencies to provide notice to their employees and job applicants about federal and state student loan forgiveness programs, including the eligibility requirements for such programs. DCWP will prepare a template that can be used by city agencies to provide this information.
New York City Privacy Law
A number of new law initiatives aim to protect consumers and their personal data from privacy violations. For example, a new law will prohibit companies from selling or sharing the names and addresses of their customers to unrelated third parties, while another will make it more difficult for employers to obtain records about workers’ criminal history.
The concept of law new is not always easy to define, but it can be a powerful strategy for all types of legal firms to explore. By embracing this practice, firms can expand their client base and generate more revenue without jeopardizing other areas of the practice that might have been the primary focus for the firm in the past.