NYC’s AI Hiring Law Is Now Final and Effective July 5, 2023

12 April 2023
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Key Takeaways:
  • The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (the “DCWP”) has issued final rules on the use of AI tools to assist in hiring and other employment decisions. The DCWP’s Automated Employment Decision Tool Law (the "AEDT Law") aims to reduce the risk of bias in automated employment decisions. The AEDT Law has undergone two comment periods, and the final version becomes effective on July 5, 2023.
  • In this Debevoise In Depth, we discuss the key requirements of the AEDT Law and highlight the most notable changes from the previous version. Most significantly, the AEDT Law clarifies that use of an AEDT to screen resumes can require a bias audit, even when the employer is not using the AEDT to make the final hiring decision. It also provides examples clarifying when employers can use test data instead of historical data for their bias audits.