The legal profession will be busy in 2012. MSNBC reports that 40000 new laws are being implemented in 2012. Many laws are in regard to concerns over immigration, the cost of government and the best way to protect and benefit young people. Challenges to these laws and disputes that erupt from them will mean more work for the legal professions.
Eight states will raise the minimum wage and San Francisco will become the first city to raise its minimum wage above $10 per hour. Alabama will require all employers who do business with any government entity to use a system called as E-Verify to check that all new employees are in the country legally. Georgia is doing something similar.