As of December 11, 2021, the Bill regulating employers’ use of automated employment decision tools has been enacted. Compliance with the Bill’s requirements begins January 1, 2023.
Joining Illinois and Maryland, on November 10, 2021, the New York City Council approved a measure, Int. 1894-2020A (the “Bill”), to regulate employers’ use of “automated employment decision tools” with the aim of curbing bias in hiring and promotions. The Bill, which is awaiting Mayor DeBlasio’s signature, is to take effect on January 1, 2023. Should the Mayor not sign the Bill within thirty days of the Council’s approval (i.e., by December 10), absent veto, it will become law.