New Laws for Lawyers

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Law is an industry that is constantly evolving. Lawyers must be prepared for change at every turn and find ways to adapt to the new opportunities that arise. One area that has become increasingly important to many legal firms is “law new,” a term that refers to the use of new methods of providing legal services. This can include working with underserved communities, developing new strategies for reaching clients or engaging in other types of practice that have not been the focus of traditional legal firms. It is important for all lawyers to understand this concept and see how they can benefit from embracing it in their practices.

This Local Law would amend the City’s data breach notification laws to make them more consistent with requirements in New York State’s SHIELD Act, and to add additional circumstances under which City agencies would be required to disclose a security breach involving persons’ personal information. The bill also expands the requirement that affected individuals be provided with notice of a breach, and requires that such notice include a summary of the types of personal information that were accessed, disclosed or used by an unauthorized person as well as the contact information of the Chief Privacy Officer, the Office of Cyber Command, and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

To expand protections for displaced hotel service workers in the event of a sale, bankruptcy or other change in control of a hotel and to clarify that such employees may be entitled to additional compensation. Read Local Law 80 of 2021.

To require that a permit be issued for each pushcart selling food on the street or sidewalk, and to establish an enforcement unit within DCWP to enforce vending laws. Read Local Law 99 of 2020.

This Local Law would extend the prohibition on certain telephone order charges by third-party food delivery services to all times when a food service establishment has not completed a transaction during the call. Read Local Law 93 of 2021.

The Mayor’s administration is expanding paid safe leave to cover family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking and human trafficking crimes. Read the press release: New York City Expands Paid Safe Leave for Victims of Crime.

This legislation would prohibit the charging of a fee to consumers for the performance of services intended to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

This legislation would expand the prohibition on certain restitution charges in the administrative code of the City to all types of violations of the criminal and civil law. It would also add a definition for “restitution” to establish that such charges are not in the public interest.