Bloomberg Law
Dec. 10, 2021, 10:41 AM

NYC Targets Artificial Intelligence Bias in Hiring Under New Law

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

New York City has a new law on the books—one of the boldest measures of its kind in the country—that aims to curb hiring bias that can occur when businesses use artificial intelligence tools to screen out job candidates.

Employers in the city will be banned from using automated employment decision tools to screen job candidates, unless the technology has been subject to a “bias audit” conducted a year before the use of the tool.

The New York City Council passed the measure on Nov. 10. Without the signature from Mayor Bill de Blasio, it “lapses” into law after 30 ...

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