Law new is an umbrella term that refers to a number of legal practices that focus on delivering services in new ways. This can include working with underserved communities, creating new forms of legal assistance and using technology to help clients.
The field of new law is a growing and important part of the legal profession. As a result, it’s vital for lawyers to understand how they can take advantage of these emerging opportunities.
A few of the most notable new laws of 2022 that took effect this weekend are those related to minimum wages, animal protections, police accountability and more. They all address hot-button issues and should have a major impact on how our society operates.
Abortion Limitations in New Hampshire
As we enter into a new year, state legislators across the country are looking to tighten their rules on abortion. Some are looking to ban them outright, while others are drafting bills that would make reproductive medical decisions a constitutional right.
Paid Safe Leave for Victims of Family Offense Matters, Sexual Assault and Stalking
In May of 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a paid leave measure that will provide up to six weeks of unpaid time off to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. In addition, the city has passed a number of other safety measures to prevent discrimination against those who are victims of these crimes.
Third-Party Food Delivery Charges in the City
The City has banned third-party food delivery service charges for telephone orders that did not result in a transaction during the call. This bill would prohibit such charges from February 17, 2022, until the conditions that currently apply to them have been met.
This bill would also require a supervisory license for pushcarts and allow the city to issue new ones in batches each year, beginning in 2022. These licenses would require that a supervisory licensee be present at the cart at all times. This change will not affect existing permits, which are currently valid until 2032.
A Law for Carlos Moncayo
Named after Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old construction worker who was killed on the job in 2015, Carlos’ Law seeks to hold corporate entities accountable for the death or serious physical injury of workers. The bill also makes it a crime for corporations to fail to provide safety precautions or training to employees at a work site.
Criminal Liability for Construction Site Injuries
As the economy slows, construction jobs are hard to come by. A number of states have enacted laws to create greater accountability for accidents at construction sites and give families more protection in cases of workplace injury or death.
Several of these new laws were enacted after a number of Black children were murdered by police in 2021, highlighting racial tensions at an already difficult time for many Americans. These legislations are aimed at improving racial equality and ensuring that everyone has an equal chance of earning a living.