New Laws and Rules That Take Effect This Month

The legal field is a fast-moving environment that can be difficult for even the most experienced lawyers to keep up with. Fortunately, there are a growing number of opportunities for law firms to innovate and create new paths through the practice of law that offer their clients unique approaches to solving their problems. These innovations are often referred to as “law new.” While the term “law new” is somewhat difficult to pin down, it generally refers to the idea of using legal strategies that have not been traditionally used in traditional law firm practices. This can include working with underserved communities or creating ways to use technology in innovative and creative ways.

New laws and rules that took effect on January 1, 2023

A look at some of the new laws that took effect this month.
A new law could help workers find out how much they’ll be paid at their new job by requiring companies with 15 or more employees to post salary ranges online. But intense business opposition blocked provisions that would have required more detailed disclosures including pay differences by position, gender and race.