Law is a constantly changing business. Practice areas that were once considered to be a part of the mainstream now are sometimes seen as fringe. One area of this change is “law new.” While the term can be hard to define, it’s a concept that should be understood by all those working in the legal field. This is because a well thought out strategy that makes use of this idea can provide a way to offer the type of legal help that some clients need without having a negative impact on other areas of legal work that are the primary focus of a firm.
Carlos’ Law (S.621B/A.4947B) would create greater accountability for the tragic and avoidable injuries that workers suffer at construction sites. The bill amends NYC’s labor laws to include criminal corporate liability for any corporation that negligently, recklessly, or intentionally causes the death or serious injury of a worker on a job site.
The bill requires City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with information about federal and state student loan forgiveness programs. The bill also amends the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in New York State law.
Whether you’re an experienced attorney or just starting your career, it’s important to understand how legislation is made at the federal level. This is especially true if you’re interested in becoming a legislator yourself. This video will explain how bills become laws and how the process differs between the House of Representatives and the Senate. You’ll learn how a proposed law is drafted, how it is researched and discussed, and how changes are made before it is voted on. You’ll also learn about the role of committees, how a bill is amended, and what happens when a bill becomes a law.