Dec 13, 2022 Employment Discrimination

New York City Delays Enforcement of Artificial Intelligence Bias Law Until April 15, 2023

As we previously explained, New York City enacted a law governing employers’ use of automated employment decision tools (“AEDT”). Under the law, which takes effect January 1, 2023, New York City employers may not use an AEDT to screen candidates or employees for employment decisions unless the tool was subject to an independent bias audit within one year prior to use and the employer makes a summary of the bias audit publicly available. Further, New York City employers that use an AEDT must provide certain notices to covered employees or candidates prior to the use of such AEDT.

New York City received a very high volume of public comments in response to proposed rules for the new law. As a result, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, which will enforce the law, is planning a second hearing and has announced that it will “not enforce [the law] until April 15, 2023.”

Please feel free to reach out to any of our attorneys if you have any questions or would like our assistance in complying with New York City’s artificial intelligence bias requirements.

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