When lawyers think of law new, they usually mean embracing technology and offering clients a wide variety of ways to help them. But, the concept of law new goes further than just this. It means looking at the bigger picture and recognizing how new approaches can benefit all types of legal firms.
A new way of thinking about the practice of law is gaining ground in many areas of legal services. It’s about helping the community in new ways and using strategies that have never been considered part of the traditional practice of law. While this type of approach isn’t for all firms, the ones that embrace it can find tremendous benefits in terms of revenue and client satisfaction.
New York City Laws and Rules
Listed below are laws and rules passed by the Council during the 2022 legislative session, including local laws and regulations related to business, employment, public safety, and other matters of general interest. To access the text of these laws, click on the links provided. For more information on legislative process, please visit the Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ Legislative Update blog.
The following laws and rules have been enacted by the City Council or signed by Mayor de Blasio during the 2022 legislative session. To view the text of these laws, click on the link to the right.
Requiring the City to rename its departmental units to reflect their functions, as well as to clarify references to these departments and other agency nomenclature. Read more
Prohibiting street vending on certain streets in Dyker Heights, bounded by 10th Avenue and 86th Street on the west, 13th Avenue and 81st Street on the east, and 86th Street and Ocean Parkway on the north. Read more
Providing safe time for victims of family offense matters, sexual offences, stalking and human trafficking. Read more
Requiring City agencies to disclose private identifying information breaches in a manner consistent with State law. Read more
Establishing protections for displaced hotel service workers in the event of a change in ownership or control of a hotel. Read more
Improving the licensing scheme for commercial laundry establishments and establishing additional requirements regarding cleanliness and hygiene.
Enacting a ban on “on-call” scheduling for retail employees, which is the practice of asking employees to be available for work and requiring them to remain on call until they are called in. Read more
Creating a new category of permits for food trucks and requiring them to obtain certain certifications.