The Labor Contract Law enacted in January 2008 tries to guarantee contracts for all full-time employees, but leaves many details vague. Another law enacted in May 2008 helped streamline the system of arbitration and lawsuits, but civil courts and arbitration committees, which are made up of government employees, have been overwhelmed by a flood of cases. ---taken from the NYT
As far as I know, both laws enacted in 2008 are effective now, so I wonder whether the "helped" should be "help". May I have your opinion? Thanks.
However, had the simple present been the right choice, it would have been "helps" not "help."
The law would use the third-person, singular form of the verb.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.